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Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World

Sam Sommers

Sommers argues that by understanding the powerful influence that context has in one's life and using this knowledge to rethink how one sees the world, a person can be more effective at work, at home, and in daily interactions with others. He describes the pitfalls to avoid and offers insights into making better decisions and smarter observations about the world.

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Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 12/31/2012
Pages: 321
ISBN-13: 9781594486203
ISBN-10: 1594486204
Language: English

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February 11, 2016

Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers have written a speedy compendium of sports stories and human behavioral tendencies that serves up social science insight with agility and good humor. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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A "thought-provoking and entertaining" (The Washington Post) exploration of the invisible forces that influence your life--and how understanding them improves everything you do. The world around you is pulling your strings, shaping your private thoughts and innermost instincts. And you don't even realize it. Every day we overlook the enormous power of situations in our lives. We fail to appreciate that life's basic details--where we are, whom we're with, and even whether we're in a hurry--affect how we think and act. Sommers argues that understanding the powerful influence of context forces us to rethink how we see ourselves and makes us more effective at work, at home, and in our daily lives. He describes the pitfalls that we should avoid and offers compelling suggestions on how we can make better decisions and smarter observations about the world around us. Insightful, engaging, and readable, Situations Matter is a primer on the importance of context in our lives and on what really makes people tick.

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