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I am an avid reader of business books (occupational hazard)and this one is a breath of fresh air.
Worse, the anecdotes only go so far as to try and prove the authors' points and are extremely biased not only in their selection but in their telling.
Schwartz had enough material for a solid magazine article (and indeed a successful TED talk), but he stretched it over a book.
I recommend this book to all that love to read and grow in wisdom; outstanding and very much needed for our country, the great USAPublished 2 months ago by Valerie Jones
I am greatly enjoying this book. It was a required text for a class in college - and I think everyone should read it!Published 3 months ago by Patrick McGough
I love this book. It totally changed the way I see the world and other people. I think I see myself different way too :)Published 5 months ago by Marcin
This should be required reading in school for all ages. Seriously, smart and wise are relative features in the human set of characteristics. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Aoguma
As I was reading this, I was thinking about how to review it and how I thought of it... I was going to go with a 'low-4' but then the lack of research made it a 3. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Shawn C.
Practical wisdom. What is it? Is knowledge coupled with common sense. It sounds so logical but it is in short supply. We're drowning in data ... not knowledge ... Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by T. Pryor
Some interesting concepts w/ good examples. Should have been edited because it's repetitive and in some cases wanders too far from point.Published on July 30, 2011 by Demeter
I saw Barry Schwartz on one of the late night programs pushing Practical Wisdom, and the ideas really resonated with me. Reading the book, though, left me somewhat deflated. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Andrew Berschauer
The style and effectiveness of defining and building a core thesis is unfortunately the opposite of an earlier book of the author - The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Sreeram Ramakrishnan