Some books make us feel. Others make us think. The best do both.
Whether I’m writing about the art of choosing or what it means to be authentic, I want people to come away challenged to improve their lives – both for themselves and society.
The Art of Choosing
We may think we know our own minds, but the forces that influence our choices are many, varied, and often surprising. Most of those forces affect us without our knowledge, and they do not necessarily operate in our best interests.
How can we minimize the influence of such powerful factors, including bias and culture? Is it possible to re-train our intuition? How do we balance the competing forces of gut and reason to make better decisions?
The Art of Choosing answers these questions and raises many more.
New Authenticity Book (In Progress)
As someone who has studied choice for over two decades, I have made it my work and my passion to understand the factors that influence human decision-making. Now, I am discovering that questions and concerns about authenticity underlie many of our most important choices today.
Our world is changing rapidly, outpacing our ability to adapt, cognitively and emotionally, to its transformations. We face situations and technologies that were unanticipated, even unimagined, just twenty years ago. So, we ask, what is real? What is human? What can we believe in, and who can we trust?
Here are some of the questions I am exploring to better understand what authenticity means to us:
How do we detect and/or develop what is authentic in ourselves and in others? How does what we find/create affect our choices?
How is the increasing use of social media shaping our constructions of reality and identity?
How will human genetic modification change our definitions of and approaches to being human?
As robots and AI integrate more fully into our lives and economies, how will they alter our conceptions and practices of authenticity?