Best business books

All the books listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Nudge by Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein

Nudge

Designated this summer’s must-read by David Cameron… Nudge is the low-brow/high-brow book to be seen, if not reading, at least carrying in your beach bag. — Read the complete FT review

Synopsis

Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children’s health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging, provocative and important books you will ever read.