Reflecting on my holiday reads so far is some what disconcerting and leading me to ask some difficult questions about just how free we really are in our decision making. Whether it’s health and life style choices, finances or who to vote for there appears to a whole lot more processes going on than I thought, and much of it out of my control.
The reads I refer to are ‘Thinking, fast and slow’ (Daniel Kahneman), ‘Risk Savvy’ (Gerd Gigerenzer) and ‘Nudge’ (Richard Thaler).
They really do make you stop and think about how our choices can be manipulated (or shaped depending on your perspective and who is doing it!).
If you have the luxury of a holiday and want use your downtime to actually do some ‘thinking’ they are well worth a read.