Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Decisions, decisions—they're a pain, but they come bundled up in the very makeup of our brain."The ability to choose well is arguably the most powerful tool for controlling our environment," writes Iyengar (Psychology/Columbia Univ.). Not only are we born with the ability to choose, but also born with an apparent need to do so; nothing frustrates us as much as having no say in a matter. But there ... Read full review

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Lot of useful insights and observations in this well written book. Some of them worth quoting. A few years after the fall of the Berlin wall, folks of the erstwhile East Germany were asked if life was ... Read full review

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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  - buildingabookshelf - LibraryThing

This book, about how we choose, is a good combination of science and interesting stories. Anyone who likes science will probably think this is not really detailed enough, but for the rest of us, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - sundaraz - LibraryThing

The book is really interesting. I learned a lot about choices and biases, and was quite surprised about the results of some studies. The downside was the feeling that i was readiing a series of ... Read full review

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Review: The Art of Choosing

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

This book is similar to Blink, but I think I like this one better, even though it is a slower read. The author challenges commonly-held beliefs about choice, such as: more choice is better ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheri - Goodreads

This is the same set up as the book Thinking Fast and Slow - theories, experiments, conclusions, explanations. This is more of a pleasurable read, whereas Thinking felt a little textbook-ish. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - ACGalaga - Goodreads

Picked up on impulse due to hearing an NPR snippet on Sheena Iyengar a few months back. Really glad I did. An insightful, intriguing, and fun book to read. Although this has the praise of business ... Read full review

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User Review  - Asymmetrictime - Goodreads

Choices are hard to make. This isn't a self-guide book, if that's what you're looking for. However, if you are passionate in learning and studying behind studies and experiments in how and what nudges a person to make a choice, then this might be something you would enjoy very much. Read full review

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