Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. incredible book about nudging consumers towards utility-maximising decisions, while largely operating within the sphere of the free market. great for behavioural economics geeks like yours truly.
Groupthink. Why does it comes about? Based on an exaggeration of our individual biases, groups don't correct System 1 biases - they exacerbate them! So how we can set about making better groups for decisions? Drawing on examples from Cass Sunstein's time working in the Oval Office, Sunstein and Reid Hastie provide evidence for why emotional intelligence is a good predictor of group success.
President Barack Obama throws a basketball in the air during departure photos with Samantha Power, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and her family in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2013. Watching the President, from left, are: Rian Power-Sunstein, Cass Sunstein, Samatha Power, Declan Sunstein, James Bourke, and Veronica Delany. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)