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  • Nudge

  • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]
  • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,772

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. 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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An overly long Nudge in the right direction

  • By Jay on 06-08-13

Best book of my Audible library so far...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-12

I've been interested in the behavioral economics subject, but this book is the reference for the topic, beware it might change many things you thought you had a very strong view so far!

Excellent!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,783

The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Excellent Book comprehensive Free wake up pill

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-11

Overall the book is excellent, it answer anything you would have liked to know about the subject and even more. Narration is pretty fast though, ended up suspecting that is actually a technique so you go and buy the paper edition to be able to think back and review some of the concepts, maybe application of Freemium itself. Very good book overall most recomendable!

  • The Drunkard's Walk

  • How Randomness Rules Our Lives
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,682

In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interested in statistics? This is the book.

  • By Robert on 02-21-14

This is one of the few books I will listen twice!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-11

The book goes slow at the beggining with a lot of history and ciations, but then it starts capturing you, showing more and more the subject and generating an insatiable hunger to find out what is next. A few phrases or sentences on it are to be remember like wisdom pills e.g. "regression to the mean" where just a simple theoric concept explained and revealed in deceptively simple basis turns out fascinating. Really recommend the book, very much worth hearing it!!!