My guest today is Dan Egan, who is the managing director of Behavioral Finance and Investing at Betterment.  In this wide-ranging role, Dan has his hands is most of the ways that Betterment interacts with its clients and how it invests their money. This is one very interested and smart guy who is clearly passionate about helping investors make better decisions.  In this conversation, we explore everything from science fiction, automation, investor behavior and how Betterment tries to solve problems that goes beyond the automated asset allocation that is their bread and butter.

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Designing Better Decisions, With Dan Egan [Invest Like The Best, EP.18]
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Dan Egan

Books Mentioned

Harrison Bergeron

The Moral Philosopher And The Moral Life

Stories of Your Life and Others

Sum: Tales from the Afterlife

Ubik

Iain M. Banks

The Three-Body Problem

The One Sentence Persuasion Course – 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding

Links Referenced

Kahneman, Mental Effort, and the Scary Parole Study

Show Notes

2:04 – (first question) – The conversation starts with Dan’s passion for Sci-Fi because the two talked about it at length when they first met at the evidence-based investing conference.

2:41 – Harrison Bergeron

4:31 – What really makes for good sci-fi and some of Dan’s most favorite

4:36 – The Moral Philosopher And The Moral Life

5:39 – Your life and People like You (short stories)

5:49 – Sum: Tales from the Afterlife

8:44 – Ubik

10:30 – What books would identify whether a person is a sci-fi fan

10:47 – Iain M. Banks

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25:02 – The One Sentence Persuasion Course – 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding

 

Continues – The Investor’s Field Guide