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a decent book-let,
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This review is from: Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior (Hardcover)
This is yet a another volume in the contemporary genre of books based on a single insight. In this case, the insight is that people often make predictably irrational decisions. This is interesting, and the authors assemble several anecdotes supporting their thesis, but a bit of judicious editing could have distilled their argument into a brief essay. Of course this would have been a less profitable format; one suspects the authors of exploiting an irrational bias favoring books over articles.
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2008 2:10:11 AM PDT
Gina Pyon says:
lol!! a brilliant review. so funny.
Posted on Jun 2, 2009 6:50:20 AM PDT
The same can be said about most non-fiction books these days.
Posted on Sep 2, 2009 1:52:28 PM PDT
Joe Omalley says:
I agree. The book is very short. It also uses a lot of familiar anecdotes. On the other hand, it is pretty well written.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009 6:06:45 AM PDT
James Salas says:
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Salty Language says:
I agree with your review, another book that could easily be an essay. If this subject intrigues you then I suggest you take a look at Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by MIT professor Dan Ariely. It's a great read and is based on 20 years of his research and not just a weekend brainstorming session.
Posted on May 26, 2010 6:38:20 AM PDT
Ron Davis says:
Only to true. Money wins over ethics almost every time!
Posted on Jul 16, 2011 9:55:17 AM PDT
Richard Halpert says:
Alaska--do you think you should get wisdom free?
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