The Art of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday - What They Say about Us and How We Can Improve Them

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, 2010 - Choice (Psychology) - 329 pages
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Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go?

Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Her award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use this book as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead.

'No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers' Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point

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User Review  - rmagahiz - LibraryThing

I got about a quarter of the way through this, but the thing I didn't like was how some of the sections seemed a bit padded out - I wanted the author to get through some of the elementary points more quickly to get on to the interesting stuff. Maybe I'll pick this up again at some future date. Read full review

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User Review  - Garette Johnson - Goodreads

Though not finished, I am losing patience with this book. Understandable, the author discusses the cultural influences on choice, most pronounced, collectivism vs.individualism but in these chapters ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sheena Iyengar is a profess at Columbia University, New York, whose work has been drawn on by, among others, Malcolm Gladwell.

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