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.
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
5:39 – Your life and People like You (short stories)
8:44 – Ubik
10:30 – What books would identify whether a person is a sci-fi fan
10:47 – Iain M. Banks
Continues – The Investor’s Field Guide