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Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the… (edition 2013)
by Francesca Gino (Author)
Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan by Francesca Gino
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You may not realize it but simple, irrelevant factors can have profound consequences on your decisions and behavior, often diverting you from your original plans and desires. Sidetracked will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make do stick--and you finally reach your intended goals. 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 this book 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 choices that we make more broadly as human beings (who we date, how we deal with friendships). From Gino's research, we see when a mismatch is most likely to occur between what we want and what we 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 the subtle influences that derail our decisions? The answers to these and similar questions will help you negotiate similar factors when faced with them in the real world. For fans of Dan Ariely and Daniel Kahneman, this book will help you better understand the nuances of your decisions and how they get derailed--so you have more control over keeping them on track.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)153.8Philosophy and Psychology Psychology Cognition And Memory Decision Making And Persuasion
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An edition of this book was published by HighBridge Audio.
Francesca is an associated professor at Harvard and uses a lot of studies (using mainly student volunteers?) to test her hypotheses. She spends an exhaustive amount of the book describing the logistics of each of her experiments which proved to be exhaustive to this reader. I would have much preferred more real-life examples.
The gist of the book is that our decisions are subject to a lot more than we think. ( )