Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.
Thaler and Sunstein invite us to enter an alternative world, one that takes our humanness as a given. They show that by knowing how people think, we can design choice environments that make it easier for people to choose what is best for themselves, their families, and their society.
Using colorful examples from the most important aspects of life, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how thoughtful "choice architecture" can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions without restricting freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new take - from neither the left nor the right - on many hot-button issues, for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging and provocative audiobooks to come along in many years.
Included in this recording are a bonus chapter and a Postscript that was added in the paperback edition.
©2009 Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Interesting, Thoughtful, Educational
The strategies they recommend for nudging people in the right direction.
No scenes. The finance section was my favorite.
No extreme's. I think I laughed out loud once, but I can't remember why.
Great book. I recommend it to anyone who makes decisions for others or has the responsibility of decision making.
No full of unnecessary anecdotal stories that drag on. Solid, relevant information, at a good pacing.
Good tone of voice, not overly monotonous or boisterous for the topic,
Libertarian Paternalism comes to your home.
Maybe a little more engaging and even more detailed information
If the authors had not skimped on the research, they would not have jumped to simplistic unsupported conclusions.
By injecting their biased opinions, the authors made broad unsupported generalizations using anecdotes instead of data.
okay, adequate, level
There were no characters.
Don't waste your time with this drivel. The authors describe themselves as "paternalistic libertarians." They are more like "simplistic narcissists."
if it was more applicable for an individual
something i can use
it describes the issue quite quickly, the rest of it was general. especially, when it discusses very US specific issues, it is quite boring for an international reader...
I would recommend it as we can learn how to be better leaders and make better decisions in a world where decision making is not clear
The concept of choice arquitecture will be very helpfull for me
Do not recall a particular thing
Inmersed in a World of Touch Choices
It is great reading with practical help
Choice architecture is an interesting topic and the authors address framing and default options in a compelling way.
No. The authors were unable or unwilling to keep their, onesided, political views out of the book. Moreover, those views did not enhance the content in any meaninful way (unless politics is what you're looking for).
Pleasing Balanced Appropriate
Too often it seems that university professors fall victim to the echo chamber in which they operate. Sadly, Thaler and Sunstein probably felt they restarined their political leanings when, in fact, they crept (unwelcome to this reader) into every chapter.
This is mostly a very interesting, surprising and insightful (audio)book.
But, maybe due to the expanded nature of this version, it becomes at times a little boring on the details. It does this by repeating quite some existing literature but more importantly by discussing at length the details of loans, mortgages, etc.
That said, the book is full of practical tips and tricks about how to improve decisions and behavior on a large scale.
This is a poor attempt at riding the wave of interest in Malcolm Gladwell's style. This book combines grating narration with lessons including: eat healthy food, save more money for your future and other obvious suggestions that need no explanation. You would be better off re-reading any of Gladwell's books and skipping Nudge. I love Audible but this book is down-right boring; I finished it on principle but my wife (smarter than me) stopped after 45 minutes.
When I picked this book, I was very enthusiastice. However, after going through the first few chapters I found the book rather repetitive. It goes on-and-on on US healthcare policies and 401K. Large sections of the book is particularly irrelevant and boring if the reader is outside of the US.
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