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My first impression was Sunstein had gone into the self-help book business, but this is an incredible introduction to the power of policy making based on meaningful and well reasoned research.
Maybe it's too wonky for those not interested in policy making. Maybe it's not wonky enough for those who are in that field already. But for someone interested in better understanding and analyzing policies as an interested voter or for someone who cares about how their company's retirement plan changes (or inadequacies) will have a big impact on their co-workers or their community, this is an incredible resource!
They cover many topics as potentially benefiting from "nudges" which helps teach the reader through application in many fields and to various problems/dilemmas. I appreciate Sunstein's not-too-legal writing style as an attorney and as someone approaching a new subject; generally the writing is excellent and well organized.
Union members and leaders, plan administrators, or anyone creating a form or helping others make important, rare decisions - this is the spring board into leading, helping, and working better, with less effort, and with better results. Highly recommended for anyone who might have a chance to help change the policies at their office, in their community, and even in helping clients make informed/optimal decisions.
 

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Hans Gutbrod - Goodreads

essential reading for anyone interested in research, or policy research (one alternative -- do a PhD program and read the original literature). I applied some of these approaches to advocacy projects ... Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Xox - Goodreads

Nudge is like making a default choice so that people tend to not make a choice could benefit nevertheless. OK. Study show that people tend not to make changes on their default tone settings on their ... Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Fantastic book on how to allow people freedom of choice but help nudge them in the right way. Enjoyed the concept of libertarian paternalism (although there are some cases where it's flawed). Great read. Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of pop psychology books. Some are definitely better than others, but this one is among the very best. The authors do a great job translating scientific ideas into practical application ... Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Dor Kaba - Goodreads

Anyone should read! As it says in the title: Improves decisions about health, wealth and happiness! Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Really good. Highlighted the importance of default options and allowing those who wish to do as they want while at the same time offering helpful "nudges" for those that are less sure. It also highlighted the importance of feedback, and understandable feedback. Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Armands - Goodreads

Interesting theory, can be applied to how the government/state should operate gently suggest the "best" (if it can be discerned) option. Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - Chris Hoyt - Goodreads

Let me explain why this is in my marketing shelf. This is a book about human behavior and how to influence mass social changes in behavior with small systematic incentives. While such a concept can ... Read full review

Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

User Review  - John Harris - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It is a lot like Mindless Eating and the subtle ways we are influenced, but for several categories, not just food. It was an interesting read, especially for a marketer ... Read full review


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