Francesca Gino’s thoughtful and entertaining book “Sidetracked” is a good read, and yet I stopped and started it numerous times to read other books. I just get so. Francesca Gino I recently spoke to Francesca Gino, who is an Her new book is called Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and. Sidetracked will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make do stick—and you finally reach your intended by Francesca Gino.

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And you thought that only little children thought you couldn’t see them if they put their hands over their own eyes. It really applied to me personally.

Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan

Sidetracked will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make do stick—and you finally reach your intended goals. By having an overly narrow focus on the job in hand, by losing sight of the bigger picture, we can miss important facts and this can affect the quality of our decisions. Amazes me this author was hired as a professor at the Harvard Business School, an otherwise distinguished college that publishes great business work.

Its objective is to help identify and avoid these influences so that our decisions stick, and we achieve the intended outcome. Instead, one should see her experiments fo Poorly written, meandering supposed piece of non-fiction.

What happened when it came time to make decisions in pursuit of your goal? Think of a time when you had a clear plan of action—a new career path, a diet you intended to follow, an exciting regular workout plan, a new saving plan for retirement, a new hire in your team, or a new car you were planning to buy after much research and deliberation. In fact, those cheap sunglasses might have degraded your moral behavior. Se cercate un libro che dia consigli pratici e teorici su come effettuare le scelte cercate un altro libro.

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You say that very small things can throw people off their plans. But there is a bit of been there done that when compared with a variety of other works on the subject.

This effect is consistent with the account that many religions emphasize the value of being prudent with money. In this book she explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances—from our roles as consumers and employees what we buy, how we manage others to the choices that we make more broadly as human beings who we date, how we deal with friendships.

Mar 03, John rated it liked it Shelves: Francesca Gino is a Harvard Business School professor who is one of the leaders in the emerging field of behavioral economics, and her strength is coming up with clever experiments that test why people actually act and think as they do.

We do not see as much of the world around us as we think we do, especially if distracted — and we can be easily distracted.

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How to Not Get Sidetracked – Scientific American

As a result, we fail to see the bigger picture, including other people’s roles. I will continue to read this book – however there is a lot of talk about the experiments undertaken and only a little amount of time what the results mean. Mar 30, Marieke rated it liked it.


Jeffrey Inman, and Francesca Gino. We can be either too narrow or too broad. This was one of my favorite parts of the book and how our perceptions or outlook on life events can really impact us. In the present research, we identify a frequent consumption activity that is influenced by religiosity: By questioning your bonds, you can carefully reflect on your gini and similarities to those around you and consider whether these bonds are affecting your choices for the worse.

Each of these sections contains chapters that focus on one aspect of being sidetracked. Sidertacked I said above, I found it most engaging and enjoyable to read, not dry or boring at all.

SIDETRACKED — Francesca Gino

Those in the first part include inaccurate views of ourselves, infectious emotions, and an overly narrow focus. What we want and what actually happens can end up being very different. The categories were hino fiction: On a wide range of dimensions, from how trustworthy we are to how good looking others find us to be, we often compare ourselves to our peers to evaluate where we stand.

Mar 13, Deb rated it really liked it. In Sidetrackedshe argues that to succeed we first need to know our enemy, the often-unconscious factors that stop us from getting things done.