Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today - Barry Schwartz on Doing the Right Thing in an Institutional World

Join me today, Thursday, April 21st, for a live and interactive webinar with Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom.  We will explore how can think about promoting and cultivating wise and moral action in an educational world increasingly dominated by discussions of "sticks and carrots," i.e., punishments and incentives.

Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day--international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College.  He has been there since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.  He has written 11 books and more than 100 articles for professional journals. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less was named one of the top business books of the year by both Business Week and Forbes Magazine. The book explores how too many choices can paralyse people into inaction and cause them to be dissatisfied with even good decisions.  The themes of his newest book, Practical Wisdom:  The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, with co-author Kenneth Sharpe, are outlined in the following TED talk video.

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less