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Nudge Audiobook

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2009 Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

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    "Great book"

    Recommended for people that want to improve their habits as well as entrepreneurs that would like some ideas for products (yes, "corporate entrepreneurs" too)
    Listened at higher speed: personal taste maybe but I thought it was a little too slow without acceleration

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    marius 02-02-17
    marius 02-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Well written book on choice architecture"

    Excellent read. Many well thought considerations on how to structure both societies in general and businesses. Excellent read i conjunction with Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Khaneman.

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    G. Baker 01-29-17
    G. Baker 01-29-17

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    "Worth a listen, but requires a true read too"

    I appreciated listening the to the book, but the references to the pdf materials and reliance on them makes this a read friendly book.

    I learned from it and will purchase it to read on paper to enable me to learn more.

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    George B. Freebersyser Raleigh, NC, USA 01-13-17
    George B. Freebersyser Raleigh, NC, USA 01-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Must read! Thought provoking!"

    Challenging on every level from personal to family to organizational to community to citizenship and governmental. A must read if you are in any influence role. A must read if you are in a follower role!

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    "Nudge or libertarian paternalism?"

    Has less information about nudge as a concept than the authors views on various political and social topics. Disappointed that the title does not truly represent the content.

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    Kata 11-25-16
    Kata 11-25-16
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    "Very enlightening"
    Would you listen to Nudge again? Why?

    The concepts are very interesting, and I became aware of many aspects that guide my automatic decision making. Also a lot of food for rethinking my own strategy when wanting other people to make decisions. Great!


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    Joshua A. 11-09-16
    Joshua A. 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "one of the most sensible books today."

    excellent writing, with acknowledgement for proper sources and research. explains not only how to structure decisions for best results, but also gives many real world examples of success and opportunity for improvement.

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    wiidaddy 11-07-16
    wiidaddy 11-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "this is why the Obamacare tax was sold as a fee"

    if you can get past crimson red visions of Jonathan Gruber, you will be able to learn a little about the power of defaults and a lot about government hubris.

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    Alison Martin 09-06-16
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    "Not a good audio book"

    Although the premise of this book is interesting, I would strongly recommend against listening to this on audio. It is hard to follow and dry, it made for a boring and laborious audiobook. That being said, the topics discussed and examined in this book are important, so I encourage anyone who wants to read to buy a physical copy instead.

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    Amazon Customer 08-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    Very informative and coherent study that will help you be more thoughtful and ponder even in the smallest decisions. it's a must read.

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    "1st half was excellent"

    A very thought provoking book. The 1st half has excellent. Some of the application of the theory was too detailed for me.

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    "great ideas"
    What did you like most about Nudge?

    simple and practical


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    less about government and more about normal daily life and business


    Which character – as performed by Sean Pratt – was your favourite?

    not an applicable question


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the budge about rumble strips to nudge drivers to slow down


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  • Ben
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    4/9/13
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    "engaging and interesting"

    Didn't think I would enjoy or engage with an audio book with a potentially difficult subject matter..... however I was pleasantly surprised. Nudge is interesting, engaging to listen to and gives key examples of how you can implement the theory it discusses in practice. Recommend.

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  • Mr. R. D. Cox
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    "Under rated by academics"

    Under rated by academics - overrated by Politicians

    This needs common sense combined with Ethics and Morals. i wish I had known about this stuff 4 years ago when I was working on default options

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  • Sara
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    "Disappointing"

    I was really looking forward to this audiobook and it started off being quite promising. I liked the idea that behaviour can be changed by simple nudges and it was this that appealed to me. However as a UK listener the emphasis on American society lost me at several points, particularly the chapter on pensions and medicaid. I suppose this is so different from our NHS system that I found it hard to relate to. Eventually I abandoned it. There were some interesting points, but overall not one of my favourites.

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  • Harbir
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    "wishful thinking"

    the book is about thinking positive and has no science behind it. its very wishy washy and i am suprised soo many people have goven this book positive reviews. it claims things like, ' newborn baby might be disabled because it was giving out a negative vibration'

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