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Sway and Predictably Irrational

If you’re looking for some fairly light reading on the subject of human behavior (especially as it relates to choice patterns), then Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior and Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions should fit the bill.Sway by Ori and Rom Brafman is a breezy account of the various irrational choice patterns – the authors call them “sways” – that influence and often undermine our otherwise healthy decision-making processes. They address…

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Snoop

I just finished Snoop by Sam Gosling. The subtitle (which is a bit misleading) is What Your Stuff Says About You. The reason I say the subtitle is misleading is that the book is about much more than what your “stuff” says about you. It covers a wide variety of theories concerning personality and what we can learn about others by the choices – both conscious and unconscious – that they make in their day-to-day lives. Although the author has focused a great deal of his own research on how we…

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Here’s Looking At You, Kids

An excellent article on the whole virtual dignity thing:Here's Looking At You, KidsI have to believe that people are going to have to come up with some really, really interesting excuses to explain their questionable online behavior. This could prove to be quite entertaining to future generations. :)Ya know, when I was a young buck, I had one of those weird teenage epiphanies where I realized that I was probably going to end up married someday and that - since I was aware of that future, that…

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