We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Sidetracked Audiobook

Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan

Regular Price:$24.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision-making collide with the results of our choices in real life. In Sidetracked, she explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances from our roles as consumers and employees (what we buy, how we manage others) to the broader human choices that we make (who we date, how we cultivate friendships). Gino’s research reveals when a mismatch is most likely to occur between what we want to do and what we actually end up doing. What factors are likely to sway our decisions in directions we did not initially consider? And what can we do to correct for these subtle influences?

The answers in Sidetracked to these and similar questions help us better understand the nuances of our decisions and avoid the unconscious obstacles to greater efficiency, satisfaction, and ultimate success.

©2013 Francesca Gino. Recorded by arrangement with Harvard Business Review Press. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.4 (11 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.3 (8 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.4 (8 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    R. Smith MN United States 12-06-15
    R. Smith MN United States 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Superb, but wordy"

    There are a lot of good ideas and usable information in this audio book. It is wordy as an audio presentation because a lot of details about setting up and conducting the experiments is given. However, the material is so good, that it's definitely worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sara Randall 08-11-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too many studies read one after another."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The content is derailed by the overemphasis of reading detail for detail studies rather than emphasis on discussion of conclusions and imitations for practice.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She tried but the content was dry.


    Did Sidetracked inspire you to do anything?

    I listened but I wish the writer spent much more time on suggestions for application.


    Any additional comments?

    Important information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.