The Letter, "Why": Economics in Everyday Life
Ever wonder why things are the way they are? In these titles, experts from different fields all use economics to support their theories on the what, how, and why our world operates as it does. The authors observe everyday objects and events and create accessible anecdotes to explain their theories. Explore these titles and read seemingly random observations on topics as varied as the success of duct tape to the impact of World War II on the stock market. Try a new perspective on familiar items and events that try to answer the age old question, "WHY?"
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell -- Writing on the psychology of why some individuals are successful and others are not.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Business and Life by Charles Duhigg -- Stories of success achieved through analyzing the mundane patterns of everyday life, great book on how our habits create our character.
- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb -- An interesting analysis of how improbable events have dramatic implications beyond the obvious, also deals with how to use improbable events to an advantage.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman -- Discussion on two types of thinking that shape our decision making skills, written by a renowned psychologist and economist.
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Die and Others Survive by Chip & Dan Heath -- Two brothers learn the communicative tools that make some ideas thrive while others fail.