Katy Milkman, author of How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be recommends a fascinating set of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Katy's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
Yes, absolutely. My favorite smart thinking book is Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. This book transformed my thinking about how the world around us shapes our decisions. And it highlights the opportunity we have whenever we design the layout of a form, an email, a product label or even a room to change decisions for the better.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein. I would give it my highest rating.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
The Big Friendly Giant by Roald Dahl.
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
The Strand Bookstore at 828 Broadway in New York City is my favorite bookshop. Even though it’s small and in the middle of a bustling metropolis, you can get lost in the bookshelves. And the recommendations on offer and in-store displays are always fabulous.
Many thanks to Katy for recommending a fascinating set of books! Please don't forget to check out Katy's book How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Image Copyrights: Penguin Putnam Inc (How To Change), Penguin Books Ltd (Nudge), HarperCollins Publishers (Noise), Penguin Random House Children's UK (BFG).