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Conditionally practical advice

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Reviewed: 02-03-21

This is an excellent book, if you are a policy maker, a 'design architect', or live in the US of A. For the rest of us mortals there is very little information in here that is practically applicable and all of it is condensed in the first part of the book.

Overall I would not recommend to the international audience or casual listener. There are much better titles out there:
Try Atomic habits or even Thinking fast and slow.

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Crash course in behavioural psychology & economics

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Reviewed: 18-12-20

If you only ever choose to read one book on the topic, let it be this one. Prof. Khaneman has done an excellent job at making a topic as big and diverese as behavioural science as quantifiable as possible. The book covers everything from hueristics and biases to why we hold onto stuff even when it makes no sense. The biggest highlight is the additonal reading material covered throughout the chapters which makes for a good follow up on the subjects.
That said, most of the stuff in here can range from advanced to intermediated and hence, can come across as difficult to understand for most people. In this case I would suggest that you take a more generalized approach of building upto the topics covered in this book. A few good suggestions are the books in Incerto series and Publications by Robert Cialidini on the science of human behaviour.