Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness

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Penguin Books, 2009 - Psychology - 305 pages
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Nudgeis the book that changes the way we think about choice, showing how we can influence people, improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness. Using eye-opening real life examples, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented in a neutral way. The question is: when do we need a nudge in the right direction? SOME NUDGES:'I love this book. It is one of the few books I've read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world. Just as surprising, it is fun to read, drawing on examples as far afield as urinals, organ donations and marriage' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics'This book is terrific. It will change the way you think, not only about the world around you and some of its bigger problems, but also about yourself' Michael Lewis author of Liar's Poker'Nudge won't nudge you - it will knock you off your feet' Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness 'Hot stuff . . . an idea whose time seems to have come' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times'Hugely influential . . . choice architects are everywhere' Andrew Sparrow, Guardian'All the rage . . . the issue is not 'to nudge or not to nudge'; it is how to nudge well' Matthew Taylor, Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - dogsrock - Borders

This book gives a different view on how to shape behavior of large numbers of people - not with mandates, but nudges. The authors' case is interesting and thought-provoking. It's definitely a great read being very well-written and not too bogged down in details. Highly recommended! Read full review

Great business/design/sociology crossover

User Review  - Joe M - Borders

This is a great book for those who liked The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, or anything by Edward Tufte. The authors' main idea is that the design of buildings, signs, forms -- almost anything -- can ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Richard H. Thaleris Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioural Science and Economics, and Director of the Centre for Decision Research, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. He is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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