More Numbers Every Day: How Data, Stats, and Figures Control Our Lives and How To Set Ourselves Free

Hachette. Mar. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780306830846. $28. PSYCH
How often every day are people influenced by numbers? Dahlen (Stockholm School of Economics) and Thorbjørnsen (Norwegian School of Economics) quickly warn that too many people are controlled by numbers. From the number of steps, followers, likes, and friends, numbers are influencing society to measure and compare everything. In each chapter, the reader learns how to determine just how powerful that force is and how one can step back from it and regain control for a happier life. Using research to substantiate their claims, the authors incorporate fascinating tidbits, such as how a number—whether odd or even—can guide one’s thinking and actions. A summary of lessons ends each chapter. Featuring a table of contents, an index, and a sources section, the book’s structure, humorous tone, and examples make it easy to read and follow for a better quality of life.
VERDICT This book is recommended for those interested in self-help, mathematics, and statistics.
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