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  • Six ways to learn from your future self

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    Recent research suggests that the way you think about your future self—about the person who you'll be in the future—has a broad influence on your thinking, and on how you make decisions. In this video, Oleg Urminsky and Eugene Caruso of Chicago Booth, as well as Elanor F. Williams of UCSD, Michael Norton of Harvard, and Shaun Nichols of the University of Arizona discuss their research on what your "future self" can teach you.

    Read "What your future self can teach you," from the Winter 2015 issue of Capital Ideas: http://chibooth.biz/1Niv586 Show less
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    The Big Question is a monthly video series from Capital Ideas at Chicago Booth. Every month, we ask Booth faculty and invited guests for their perspectives on important issues. We cover a broad range of themes, from the US economy to the fate of the euro, from political polarization to the future of retail, and all points in between. For intelligent, thought-provoking, in-depth discussion, join us every month for the Big Question. And, join the conversation on Twitter with @BoothCapIdeas #BoothBigQ.
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