2: [verb] the One You're With

by Max Leibman


Caitie and Max set out this week to discuss Sheena Iyengar's The Art of Choosing, but the conversation goes off the rails as Max brings up no fewer than six other books. If they can't be on-topic, they are at least timely: a day ahead of Valentine's Day, the conversation turns to romantic relationships. 

Before the proceedings become bogged down in mushiness, Caitie shares her experience helping students decide what to do next in their career or education. These big decisions seem even bigger when they become entangled with questions like "What should I do with my life?" But what if the big decisions aren't so big, after all? Maybe it is, in fact, the little choices that will get you. 

Links:

The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar | Amazon / TED Talk

Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman | Amazon

The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon et al. | Amazon

Rationalization (making excuses) | Wikipedia

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz | Amazon / TED

Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney | Amazon 

Getting Things Done by David Allen | Amazon

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell | Amazon 

“The Gladwellian ‘debate’” by Alexis Sobel Fitts | Columbia Journalism Review

Malcolm Gladwell at SxSW | ITConversations

The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors by Christina Murphy and Steve Sherwood | MacMillan Education

MaxFunCon: Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work | Audio

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey | Amazon

Cognitive Dissonance (Other related phenomena) | Wikipedia

“Love the One You’re With” by Stephen Stills (song) | Wikipedia

The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham | Amazon

"Reconsiderations: After 'The Idea of a Writing Center'" by Elizabeth Boquet and Neal Lerner | DigitalCommons@Fairfield

10 Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith | Amazon
(Source of the “walk the 2x4” example.)

“Omaha Man to Probably Stay in Omaha Another Year or Two” | Onion Article

Back to Work (the show, not the topic) | 5by5 Podcast

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit | Amazon

Chris Pine | Wikipedia
(Not the subject of Solnit’s story)

Mansplaining | Wikipedia