Irrationality as a strategy

In day-to-day contexts, I notice negotiation, persuasion, and strategy has so much more to do with emotions, and not as much to do with logic and reason.

And I thought humans were “rational”.

I had to learn this the hard way, losing badly in board games like Risk, Imperial, Monopoly, and mafia 🙁

In the future, I will “act irrationally” as a strategy!

Let experimental psychologist Stephen Pinker explain to you how this could be beneficial to you, in his video, “Do hotheads always win?”

The Big Think site reminds me of TED btw, but snappier.

3 comments on “Irrationality as a strategy

  1. angeli January 21, 2008 5:59 pm

    hey hey! haha i just read about this in WSJ yesterday! really cool! but once a TED junkie, always will be! ;P

  2. khailee January 21, 2008 6:07 pm

    dont be irrational now ;p

  3. lina January 22, 2008 8:02 am

    Sometimes we need to be irrational in order to success. If we think too much or being too rational , we will miss out some chances.
    this is what i learn from my life.
    😛 cheers

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