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    DescriptionThe surest route to a happier, more productive life and future Most of us want to succeed. And most of us want to do the right thing. But we often forget that the way to succeed "is "by doing the right thing, as Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe remind us in "Practical Wisdom: " "The Right Way to Do the Right Thing. "When the institutions that shape our society need to change, the people in them typically either make more rules or offer smarter incentives. But there is a better way, and in this lively and provocative book, Schwartz and Sharpe explore the essential principle of problem solving that can transform our lives: practical wisdom. A concept that Aristotle identified millennia ago and that new scientific research reveals is as crucial today as it was in ancient Greece, practical wisdom is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect. It's how we learn to be a good friend or parent or doctor or soldier or citizen or statesman. It's how we come to understand, as the authors write, "the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance, with a particular person, at a particular time." In "Practical Wisdom," Schwartz and Sharpe explain the importance of wisdom in our daily lives and show how to combat work situations that squeeze it out of our practices. They introduce us to what they call the "canny outlaws," people with the wisdom to work around the calcified conventions of business as usual to achieve inspiring and satisfying results in daily life. And they identify System Changers, people who are building new, more rewarding, and ultimately more effective ways to work. The result is a book that helps us understand that wisdom is above all a "practical "idea. What the world needs now is more people with practical wisdom and more institutions that allow them to display it. And this is the book to teach us how to identify and cultivate it.


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    Title
    Practical Wisdom
    Subtitle
    The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Schwartz, By (author) Kenneth Sharpe, Read by Kenneth Sharpe, Read by Barry Schwartz
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 277 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442339484
    ISBN 10: 1442339489
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ, VSPM
    Ingram Subject Code: JS
    Libri: I-JS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57800
    BISAC V2.8: SEL021000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    30 December 2010