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The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

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Publisher Comments:

An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed-without ever looking at a single number.

Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin-as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Nike, and NASA-Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

Synopsis:

For fans of Malcolm Gladwelland#8217;sand#160;Blinkand#160;and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemanand#8217;sand#160;Thinking Fast and Slow, a revelatory new look at how we make decisions

and#160;

More than 750,000 copies sold

and#160;

Aand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestseller

Anand#160;Economistand#160;Best Book of the Year

Aand#160;Financial Timesand#160;Best Book of the Year

Nudge is about choicesand#151;how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we makeand#151;ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resourcesand#151;and show us how sensible and#147;choice architectureand#8221; can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions. In the tradition of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, Nudge is straightforward, informative, and entertainingand#151;a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.

Synopsis:

“Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —Forbes

Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harness the lessons from their mistakes?

One of our most popular business bloggers, Megan McArdle takes insights from emergency room doctors, kindergarten teachers, bankruptcy judges, and venture capitalists to teach us how to reinvent ourselves in the face of failure. The Up Side of Down is a book that just might change the way you lead your life.

About the Author

Daniel H. Pink is the author of four books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind. His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Nudge Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Humans and Econs

1. Biases and Blunders

2. Resisting Temptation

3. Following the Herd

4.When Do We Need a Nudge?

5. Choice Architecture

Part II: Money

6. Save More Tomorrow

7. Naive Investing

8. Credit Markets

9. Privatizing Social Security: Smorgasbord Style

Part III: Health

10. Prescription Drugs: Part D for Daunting

11. How to Increase Organ Donations

12. Saving the Planet

Part IV: Freedom

13. Improving School Choices

14. Should Patients Be Forced to Buy Lottery Tickets?

15. Privatizing Marriage

Part V: Extensions and Objections

16. A Dozen Nudges

17. Objections

18. The Real Third Way

19. Bonus Chapter: Twenty More Nudges

Postscript: November 2008

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670026142
Author:
Mcardle, Megan
Publisher:
Viking
Author:
McArdle, Megan
Author:
Thaler, Richard H.
Author:
Pink, Daniel H.
Author:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Author:
Grant, Adam M.
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Making & Problem Solving
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
A Revolutionary Appr
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
For fans of Malcolm Gladwelland#8217;sand#160;Blinkand#160;and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemanand#8217;sand#160;Thinking Fast and Slow, a revelatory new look at how we make decisions

and#160;

More than 750,000 copies sold

and#160;

Aand#160;New York Timesand#160;bestseller

Anand#160;Economistand#160;Best Book of the Year

Aand#160;Financial Timesand#160;Best Book of the Year

Nudge is about choicesand#151;how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we makeand#151;ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resourcesand#151;and show us how sensible and#147;choice architectureand#8221; can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions. In the tradition of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, Nudge is straightforward, informative, and entertainingand#151;a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.

"Synopsis" by ,
“Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —Forbes

Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harness the lessons from their mistakes?

One of our most popular business bloggers, Megan McArdle takes insights from emergency room doctors, kindergarten teachers, bankruptcy judges, and venture capitalists to teach us how to reinvent ourselves in the face of failure. The Up Side of Down is a book that just might change the way you lead your life.

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