Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, And Want

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

October 22, 2014: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Professor Nicholas Epley will talk about his recent book "Midwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want" at the club's annual meeting dinner. Dean Sunil Kumar will also give an update on the school.


Gleacher Center
Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Join us for an evening with Professor Nicholas Epley and hear the story behind his latest book "Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want". The book introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why we do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

The meeting will also feature a school update from Chicago Booth Dean Sunil Kumar, a dinner buffet catered by Wolfgang Puck, a cash bar, and the chance to re-energize your connections with classmates, friends, and fellow alums.

Don't miss your chance to attend. Registration fee covers dinner, a free drink ticket, and a copy of Mindwise. At these special prices, this event will sell out quickly.

Sign up today!


Price until October 1; $5.00 higher after

Booth Club Member $ 30.00
Chicago Booth Student $ 30.00
Chicago Booth Student's Guest $ 30.00
Club Member's Guest $ 30.00
Non-Member $ 40.00
Non-Member's Guest $ 40.00

Day of event tickets (if space is available) will cost $10 more than regular tickets.

Chicago Booth students will receive member pricing. Student IDs will be required for admission.


Register Online

Registration includes dinner, a free drink ticket and a copy of Mindwise.

Members, please remember to log-in before you register to avail of the discounts.

Deadline: 10/21/2014


5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Networking/Cocktails

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Buffet Dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering

7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Welcoming Remarks, Club Elections, Remarks by Dean Sunil Kumar

7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation by Professor Nicholas Epley followed by Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Nicholas Epley (Speaker)
John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth School of Business

Nicholas Epley is the John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has written for The New York Times, and over 50 articles in two dozen journals in his field. He was named a "professor to watch" by the Financial Times, is the winner of the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.


Anjoo Rai-Marchant