Dylan Evans

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Dylan Evans is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Emotion: The Science of Sentiment and Placebo: The Belief Effect. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics and is a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork School of Medicine in Ireland. He writes regularly for the Guardian and has appeared regularly on BBC radio.

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A lively introduction to the discovery of the mental aptitude known as risk intelligence, how vital it is in our lives, and how we can improve ours.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To succeed more often, double your failure rate

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who think they know more than they really do

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Me

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Giacomo Casanova - not because of his many affairs, but because he was a risk taker

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Charles Montgomery Burns

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April 20, 2011

I’m tired of commentators blaming rising prices – or falling prices – on uncertainty. To take just two recent examples, AsiaOne News blamed a recent 0.15% fall in the Nikkei 225 index on “uncertainty over Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis,” while BP and Caltex increased petrol prices, citing uncertainty about supplies from Libya and... see more

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