Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why We Make Mistakes, by Joseph T. Hallinan

I enjoy reading books about human psychology, behavioral economics and the like. I will read anything by Malcolm Gladwell, I adored Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, and I have read lots of other books with titles such as Nudge and Sway.

What I liked about Hallinan's book, Why We Make Mistakes, is that it gives a great overview of the whole genre of books like this. You can get a real feel for how people actually think and behave (vs. how we THINK we think and behave) from this quick and easy read. Hallinan has clearly done his homework and his research, but he never makes things dry or boring. I was really interested and engaged throughout the whole book.

I highly recommend this book!

1 comment:

ttallan said...

I went in search of this in my local library system and wondered why it wasn't in their catalogue... until I figured out the actual title is Why We Make Mistakes. Ironyyyyy! :-D