I’ve not yet read “The Willpower Instinct”.
I’m in! I suggest one thread per book, and perhaps use this current thread for book club meta discussions.
Pacing will be the biggest trick for me. I suggest we give people 1 month’s notice before beginning weekly discussions. That’s well past our akrasia horizons and seems like a more than reasonable amount of time for a new reading commitment, which is no small thing for me and I suspect others.
And I suggest no more than 1 book per month, although actual pace will depend entirely on the book.
I’ve read 25% of Dave Allen’s “Getting Things Done”. My sense is that completing it would be valuable. It feels at least Beeminder adjacent. It isn’t directly about procrastination or willpower per se, and isn’t exactly evidenced-based. But it prescribes a system that has throughly invaded the knowledge-worker lexicon — for instance it championed and I think even coined the term “inbox zero”.
+1 to “Thinking Fast and Slow”. Haven’t read it but wish to.
“Sapiens” is amazing. I’ve read it and definitely will again. It does not satisfy the actionable advice criteria suggested for adding books to this club’s list, but I found it to be chock full of social/biological/pre-historical contextual paradigm shifts and I think others here will also find it worthwhile.