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Book Recommendations

In response to the recent thread on Slate Star Codex’s take on Baumeister’s “Willpower”, someone asked for book recommendations. Here are the first ones that came to mind:

  1. Ainslie’s Breakdown of Will
  2. Thaler and Sunstein’s Nudge
  3. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow (not directly related to willpower)
  4. Nick Winter’s The Motivation Hacker
  5. Akst’s We Have Met the Enemy
  6. Ayres’s Carrots and Sticks (and a paper by the other StickK cofounder is very good but very academic)
  7. Schelling’s Choice and Consequence

Oh yes, and see the Further Reading section of the inaugural post on the Beeminder blog.

[wikifying this if anyone wants to add things or add links]



Honestly I’m just waiting on @djahandarie to come back to the Visualizing reading thread so I can beg him to share the source.

I can’t bring myself to read a book until then! Haha :slight_smile: