The Book Club has a new format!
We now only recommend that you read the book to join our meetings and discussions!
We are still virtual but looking forward to in-person meetings. On April 14 at 7:00 pm we will be virtually discussing a very entertaining book on behavior economics:
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
the multimillion-copy bestseller by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein, presenting a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, James Clear’s Atomic Habits, and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times
Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.
MITCNC Event Wed, Oct 5 / 6:00 pm PT
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA, 94043