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Nudge Audiobook

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

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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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    SvP U.S. 04-03-17
    SvP U.S. 04-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow"
    Where does Nudge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found the book hard to get through, the examples are long and (imho) not very entertaining. It made me lose track of the conclusions.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Pratt’s performance?

    It's well narrated, but slow. Some people may very well thinks that's a plus though.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Nudge?

    Nudge's message is about marketing and self-improvement alike, and anyone who thinks they take conscious and deliberate actions every day may be shocked by the truth ;-)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    EMIR BRIDGEPORT, CT, United States 02-03-12
    EMIR BRIDGEPORT, CT, United States 02-03-12
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    "Best book of my Audible library so far..."

    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!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 10-21-17
    Adam 10-21-17
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    "Somewhat disappointed "

    Several of his suggestions were just not thought out and wrong. The us citizen spends over 7000 per capita and he cites the cost of medical malpractice as 36 billion. Author needs to be the ECON and he will see that is only about $11 per capita if med mal were totally eliminated. Author fails to look at the push pull between insurance companies, Doctors and patients. Authors assumption are unworthy of a Nobel laureate.

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    Amazon Customer 10-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A must read."

    A must read. Easy to be influential, and lessons learned will set the path for success - however you define success.

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    Christopher 09-16-17
    Christopher 09-16-17
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    "Tempting but perhaps flawed?"

    I've been looking forward to reading nudged for some time...I think since I heard of the British tax letters several years ago. Overall the book is very well done and they hypothesis set out clearly with detailed case study and even ample consideration of criticisms. I find the idea of libertarian paternalism very enticing and under most circumstances something I am fully behind. That said I felt the book glossed over a few key conditions that require libertarianism to precede paternalism for nudges to work. 1. In order to get the data on what works we have to also get the data on what doesn't. To get that we have to allow liberty first and after we see failed experiments provide educated nudges. 2. Similarly as above we mush always be vigilant against the appeal to super human nudgers. ThT is to say the humans deciding what and where to nudge are no better or brighter or less human than those they would nudges. Beware of their ambition to nudge.

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    Connie Estefan 07-22-17
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    "Not to be missed"

    Great book, a must for all of humans ;) I highly recommend this book and will happily read it again

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    hannah 07-17-17
    hannah 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "interesting facts all around"

    i bought the book first but i was hard to read so i decided to listen to it instead.

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    John M Chicago, IL 06-27-17
    John M Chicago, IL 06-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what the title suggest"

    First quarter of the book has some interesting insights. The rest just seems to rehash the same ideas and pontificate on how we could improve society through concepts used in the book. These topics are largely out of our control.

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    Amazon Customer Cleveland, OH 06-14-17
    Amazon Customer Cleveland, OH 06-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Anpther great Thaler bookm"

    Thaler does such a great job describing the idiosyncrasies of human behavior. great book!

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    tara thompson 06-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Genius Authors. Insightful book. Full of ideas."

    Great book for anyone wanting to open up their minds to new ways of thinking (socially) and seeing the world. Data geeks would love this! So would those with interests in psychology, sociology, and innovation. enjoy!

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  • Andy
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    9/17/09
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    "A hot title for libertarians who want to do good"

    How many economists can you invite to a dinner party without spoiling it for everyone else? Why do I pull on doors that say push? Why is their no logic to my saving and borrowing? Why do I put up with default settings on my computer that annoy me?

    All of these question and many more have been answered by this book along with why government campaigns on obesity are making matters worse. How to solve the pension crisis and how to get people to drink less without turning into a fascist.

    "Libertarian paternalism" they call it or how to design and frame choices so that they have positive outcomes that individuals and society would want when they are thinking logically.

    It?s a very important book and highly influential on some decision makers in the UK and the States, I knew that when I bought it; what I didn?t expect was that it would be so funny. I have laughed out loud half a dozen times and not just at the rich vein of references to Homer Simpson who is repeatedly referenced.

    I did nod off during the long chapter on the American pension system though there are useful parallels but generally it is highly entertaining and very thought provoking.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Boyle
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    4/20/11
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    "Nudge"

    Not my favourite book, in fact It has been a while since I have struggled to read an audible book like this one. Behavioural economics books are generally fascinating, but this one applies very few principles to endless obvious examples; the cover is the high point. Read Dan Ariely instead.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. R. H. Barnes
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    "Some interesting points but far too much duplication"

    Quite a good read but is far longer than needs to be as repeats / reiterates the same points over rather than further exploring and developing the ideas. By the time it got to the section of US medical records I had started to lose the will to live and nearly gave up !

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • R
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
    12/24/12
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    "Choice architecture"

    This is the "applications" book that (for me) follows on from the theory presented in nobel prize winner Daniel Kahnemann's "Thinking, fast and slow" - so if you haven't read that, my hunch is that you won't get this - it may seem too superficial, even though each topic is taken in some detail. I think it is excellent and gives good advice for anyone who is a "choice architect" - including governments - on how to help people make better choices. Along the way the authors also give some financial planning advice!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Judy Corstjens
    5/23/11
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    "You have to be quite interested in US pension rule"

    I felt I had heard most of the key ideas by reading a selection of reviews. How most people are 'humans' who have trouble disciplining themselves to save (for pensions etc) and are unrealistic in their assessments e.g. not believing on their wedding days that they risk divorce, and generally let their lives be run by inertia and taking the easiest path. The opposites are 'econs', who behave rationally all the time. A lot of all this is jolly amusing, but beyond these key ideas Thaler and Sunstein plough through enormous detail on pensions and (US) healthcare plans which is probably just what turns the typical human off.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. D. Hignett
    Basingstoke, UK
    8/16/17
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    "Some good points, but overall truly awful"

    I tried and tried to listen to all of this but had to give up just over half way through. It has some good points but overall it's awful to listen to and badly structured.

    Here what I didn't like:

    - It talks a lot about out of date stuff like 'how to handle the subprime crisis' that happened 10 years ago
    - Early chapters refer to tables or images that you can't see. There is a PDF to download but I don't intend to refer to that when I'm out walking or in the car
    - half way through a chapter it would audibly tell you it's the next chapter - no effort to align the audible recording with the chapters
    - From a UK perspective, there is too much talk about US politics and policy that didn't add value for me personally
    - The overall context (possibly a mix of the tone of voice and language used) was too much to listen to. I have read and listened to a lot of business and non-fiction books so am used to technical jargon but this audible was too much.

    Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C
    7/2/16
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    "didn't make it to chapter 3"

    basic information presented in a convoluted fashion. there may be insightful answers to the myriad of examples later on in the book. I never made it that far to find out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D McDowell
    12/14/14
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    "A focus on government policies"
    What did you like most about Nudge?

    Some interesting points are made about how we are influenced in the decision making process. These points are often backed up by reference to research papers. The focus the authors make on the practical application of these points is in the context of government policies. This is not an area I'm particularly interested in and I dare say those in elected government don't pay much attention to choice architecture, instead placing priority over actions that enhance short term votes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    Gloucester, UK
    2/7/10
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Oli
    1/17/17
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    "Very enjoyable and interesting"

    This is a great book, lots of great ideas and strategies. Aimed primarily I feel at policy makers nevertheless there are lots of tips for strategic thinking that individuals could build strategically into their own lives. Nice anecdotes and reference to ongoing web content and research.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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