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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It is a principle that helps us counteract another force that often sidetracks us: But there are many other works covering the same francedca, and this has a somewhat “deja vu” quality to it.

Once again we might think this is a no brainer. I kept thinking about how I could apply the ideas to teaching as an educator. And what can we do to correct for the subtle influences that derail our decisions?

Apr 15, Sonia rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Lots of anecdotes about psychology studies Poorly written, meandering supposed piece of non-fiction. Negotiating with his boss made him anxious, something he failed to anticipate. I liked how there was example after example of research to showcase the ideas expressed. Trailblazing in the Big Data Jungle. In one experiment, Francesca and colleagues found that if an actor posing as a student stood up and declared that he had solved all the problems a group was working on, they were tempted to cheat to get more cash rewards, because he clearly had done so and looked like one of them — but if he wore a T shirt from a rival school, they tended to cheat less because he was categorized as an “out-group” member and they didn’t want to behave like him — even though neither of the biases were particularly conscious.

Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road for those hidden forces. Sidetracked will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make do stick—and you finally reach your intended goals. I really enjoyed this book, and it is one that I will reread.

Though again, this may have been my own shortcoming rather than the authors, I had a very hard time connecting or applying the research It may be that the authors style simply did not suit me. I am trying to get back into shape as I right this review. The human mind has bugs that make it difficult to stick to our plans. However, the style of the writing made it feel much less of a text book on experimental psychology than it might have been.


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

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

I was interested in what the book isdetracked have to offer. Mixing business with pleasure can influence our decisions in unexpected and sometimes harmful ways. At this level, a successful volume. How we measure up in these comparisons matters and can easily result in derailment. Apr 21, Elena Ose rated it really liked it.

There is a mismatch when our actual choices collide with our goals. Gino begins by noting that Page 2 “We have a rose-colored view of who we are and what we do, and we aim to behave in ways that are consistent with out self-image as capable, competent, helpful, and honest individuals.

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

She answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. These biases lead us to judge others inaccurately. This is one of a series of books that explore the peculiarities of human decision making. These francsca and sometimes funny experiments are the backbone of the book, and while some think these tests, done mostly with undergrads, are too removed from real life, I tend toward the social psychologists’ view that these are actually more rigorous ways of showing what actually drives our behavior.

However, for those whose job relies on key decision-making, it might be worth getting hold of a copy — even if only one or two ideas come out of it. By questioning your bonds, you can carefully reflect on your ties and similarities to those around you and consider whether these bonds are affecting your choices for the worse.

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

The first question though, which is the body of the author’s work, can be answered much easier; people make decisions based on emotion, not on logic. It’s easy to get sidetracked. This will help you understand whether the emotions you are experiencing were caused by an event unrelated to the decision at hand and, independent of what caused them, you will be able to determine whether they are clouding your judgment.

Our mind plays so many little tricks on us, which often causes us to lose sight of our initial goal and get completely derailed. Things are a chain reaction. She spends an exhaustive amount of the book describing the logistics of each of her experiments which proved to be exhaustive to this reader.

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I found the book to be less about being sidetracked, and more about the factors that influence our decisions. Forces from the outside: What factors are likely to sway our decisions in directions we did not initially consider? Those surveyed about voting in an election were asked either, “How clear are your thoughts about being a voter in tomorrow’s election? Within each chapter the author carefully takes us through each principle step by step, explaining in some detail the real life experiments she has conducted on a seemingly inexhaustible supply of college students willing to take part, and that illustrate each specific point.

SIDETRACKED — Francesca Gino

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 francrsca make more broadly as human beings who we date, how we deal with friendships.

Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision making collide with the results of our choices in real life.

Open Preview See a Problem? And we also aim to behave in ways that are consistent with our self-image as capable, competent, and honest individuals.

We have a sidetraacked time seeing the difference. Because of this, it usually seemed kind of awkward when the author would try to tie her conclusions back in with the theme of ‘not getting derailed and sticking to the plan. This book is filled with carefully explained studies that have taken many years to collect and establish, as well as many insights from the business consulting.

Gradual changes in the ethical behaviour of others over a period of time, say 6 years, can go largely unnoticed, and become acceptable to us, whereas one transgression up front, with the same long term effect, will be noticed and challenged.

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