HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Jeff Kreisler

Author, Satirist, Pundit & Champion of Behavioral Science


  • Dollars & Sense : Practical and entertaining insights of behavioral science to help create better financial decision-making structures
  • Designing Scientific WOW!: Behavioral principles for crafting more memorable, impactful and valuable events and experiences
  • Motivate This: Behavioral insights applied to employee engagement, incentives and motivation
  • Humor & Change Design: The neuroscience of using humor to design behavior change
  • Understanding Why We Do the Things We Do: The behavioral science at work behind our collective decision making


New York
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Jeff Kreisler is just your typical Princeton educated lawyer turned award-winning comedian, bestselling author, speaker, TV pundit, columnist, host and advocate for behavioral science. A highly sought after corporate and public speaker, Kreisler has toured the world to provide laughs and insight to a diverse range of organizations. In November 2017, Kreisler’s newest book Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter (Harper), in which he co-wrote with Dan Ariely, debuted.

Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better. Kreisler's first book, Get Rich Cheating (Harper Perennial) is the definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun, detailing the schemes that have proven time and time again to generate more cash than God, Google, and the Treasury combined.

Kreisler offers engaging talks with a current focus on behavioral economics, based upon the latest research in the field and his new book Dollars and Sense. The insights Kreisler shares can increase the efficiency, effectiveness and wellbeing of designers, managers, established industry professionals, start-ups and consumers. He dissects money, politics and other human behavior with passion, absurdity, and hope.  His insights will also make you laugh, as he delivers his ideas with a funny, fun and engaging style unlike anyone else.

Kreisler is the Editor-In-Chief of peoplescience.com,  leading the conversation about applied behavioral insights - and a sought-after speaker for finance, tech, communications, experience, design, engagement and consumer organizations.

Kreisler is the host of the Dollars & Nonsense podcast, winner of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, on-air contributor to MSNBC, FoxNews, CNN, Current TV & Sirius/XM, Senior TV Writer for Governor Jennifer Granholm, TEDx talker, Executive Producer of The Final Edition Radio Hour, writer for TheStreet.com, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and IFC, cast member of Shoot The Messenger (from co-creator of The Daily Show), and star of several worldwide comedy festivals (i.e. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Chicago Fringe, Calgary, Asheville, NY Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketch Fest). His kids still think he’s cool.


Praise for Jeff Kreisler:

"Somebody get Jeff Kreisler on The Colbert Report ... As funny and as quotable as anything that appears daily on late-night TV. You are guaranteed a few laugh-out-loud verbal souvenirs to try out on your friends."
-- The New York Times

--The New York Times

"Totally entertaining and smart"
-- BNY Mellon

"Laugh out loud - roaring"

"A truly special event"
-- The Economist World in Festival

"His observations are sometimes scathing, frequently a bit cynical, and always right on the mark. What a riot!"
-- U.S. Department of Labor, BLS Annual Conference

"Reflections so clever, you wonder why they aren't present in the political discourse"
-- Fest Mag

"Very funny, with a very timely message"
-- Terry Jones (of Monty Python)

"We hired Jeff to write and perform original material for our client, Ericsson, the world leading telecommunications company. We asked the impossible - make mobile advertising funny for a worldwide industry audience - but Jeff delivered with humor and intelligence."
-- Creative Director, The Study

"I could not imagine learning more while having so much fun"
–- Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational

"The comic brilliance and intellectual depth was far beyond anything I could have imagined for our benefit evening. You truly demonstrated what is best in American social journalism and comedy today."
--Paul Klebnikov Fund for Journalism & Civil Society in Russia

"Professional, highly entertaining, engaging, informative, and extremely funny... Jeff, through his unique brand of humor and wit, helped put into perspective the dramatic events of the day."
--Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Northern CA

"Hilarious… His audience interactions are smooth and he knows how to stick the knife into our guts in the middle of a belly laugh."
--Chicago Tribune

"You’ll struggle to find better than Jeff Kreisler. With slick and witty poise he mixes wry observation on current affairs with quirky bouts of surrealism"
--Three Weeks (UK)

"Great stuff. Very funny. I wrote some of that down."
-- United States Senator, Tom Harken

"A one-of-a-kind thinker with a hilarious yet considered point of view, we can all learn some practical life skills from author, speaker, pundit, and comedian Jeff Kreisler."

Praise for Get Rich Cheating:

"Just by reading this book you'll earn an asterisk next to your name. You'll be laughing all the way to the bank, assuming other cheaters haven't forced it into bankruptcy yet."
-- Rachel Maddow

"Thank God for Jeff Kreisler. He has given us a book that offers a much needed sucker punch to the greedsters who, well, get rich cheating. This is THE book to read in the unemployment line."
-- Lizz Winstead, Co-creator of The Daily Show

"A brilliant and brilliantly sustained satirical broadside. On just about every page, you'll find a pithy, pointed barb worthy of the late great George Carlin"
-- Tony Hendra, National Lampoon, Father Joe

"Laugh out loud - I mean laugh out loud - roaring!"
--Bullish on Books, CNBC

"Catcher in the Rye for evildoers."
-- Penthouse

"It's the rare kind of book that makes you feel a lot smarter, while simultaneously giving you actionable tips for improving your daily life."
-- Business Insider

"A brilliant and accessible look at behavioral economics."
--Washington Post

“Engaging and funny, rife with anecdotes and advice, the book defangs a difficult topic while teaching a lot.”
--Publisher’s Weekly

"Quite possibly the most entertaining and insightful personal finance book I’ve ever read. Dollars and Sense is financial literacy at its finest."
--Boomer and Echo