The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, How the Culture of Abundance Robs Us of Satisfaction

Author:   Barry Schwartz ,  Ken Kliban ,  Ken Kliban
Publisher:   Brilliance Audio
Edition:   Unabridged
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9781511361699


Publication Date:   05 April 2016
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, selecting a long-distance carrier, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions--from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs--have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. We assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of choice overload: it can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Synthesizing current research in the social sciences, he makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, he offers practical steps for how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and, ultimately, derive greater satisfaction from the choices you do make. An insightful study that winningly argues its subtitle. --Philadelphia Inquirer The Paradox of Choice is genuine and useful. The book is well-reasoned and solidly researched. --New York Observer

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Author:   Barry Schwartz ,  Ken Kliban ,  Ken Kliban
Publisher:   Brilliance Audio
Imprint:   Brilliance Audio
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Width: 16.60cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 14.00cm
Weight:   0.182kg
ISBN:  

9781511361699


ISBN 10:   1511361697
Publication Date:   05 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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