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Tastes And how do businesses make use of this information Comprehensively researched and singularly insightful You May Also Like delves deep into psychology marketing and neuroscience to answer these complex and fascinating uestions From the tangled underpinnings of our food choices to the dynamics of the pop charts and our playlists to our nonstop procession of thumbs and likes and stars to our insecurity before unfamiliar works of art the book explores how w. 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E form our preferences and how they shape us It explains how difficult it is even for experts to pinpoint exactly what makes something good or enjoyable and how the success of companies such as Netflix Spotify and Yelp depends on the complicated task of predicting what we will enjoy Like Traffic this book takes us on a fascinating and consistently surprising intellectual journey that helps us better understand how we perceive and appreciate the world around us. I like books like this Hard hitting social commentary on what we humans want like and eventually do does intrigue me Tom Vanderbilt proffers evidence and science on how we pick and choose From judging cats in Paris to beer tastings to how Pandora chooses its playlists makes for fun reading Vanderbilt uses all these examples of what judging takes place every moment every instant to illuminate the how and why of our decisionsThis work has made me think longer about my food and exercise choices We must make these adjudications each and every day We slip into laziness by so many times going with what we always have done before Even optional uandaries such as music entertainments and art allow us to default into no decision at all This book serves as a tune up for our senses and taste budsThe title is correct we live in an avalanche of choices advertising and commercial goading Our productionprofit culture insists on with a background din of the drumming of society s manicured nails a manic force feeding of continuous consumptionPush back Savor the sheer art the freedom of our choice Before every bite prior to every purchase think about what we are doing Ask why five times I have been finding less is indeed

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From the best selling author of Traffic a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes why we like the things we like and what it says about us Everyone knows his or her favorite color the foods we most enjoy and which season of House of Cards deserves the most stars on Netflix But what does it really mean when we like something How do we decide what's good Is it something biological What is the role of our personal experiences in shaping our. Although Vanderbilt includes some interesting anecdotes and studies he fails to answer the uestion why do we like what we like Taste he ultimately admits is just too complicated to write about He took me on a journey that led nowhere and left me with uestions unanswered Perhaps I expected too much from this bookWith that being said Vanderbilt provides some valuable lessons 1 Resist the urge to like and dislike objects instagram photos people situations twitter posts etc Instead practice verbalizing experiences make a mental experience out of a physical one Don t let your mind become lazy 2 Taste is not the same thing as flavor3 Be aware of projecting current preferences onto your future self Taste our likes and dislikes is constantly in motion To some degree we all want to be uniue but also feel as though we belong to a like minded community This can cause a continuous revision of ourselves to keep up with everyone else doing this exact same thing 4 Google can accurately guess my age but also thinks I m a baseball fan that enjoys deep sea diving


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    I picked this book for one reason Tom Vanderbilt I absolutely loved his book TRAFFIC and bought copies to give or lend to other people TRAFFIC is the sole reason I bought this book in hardback instead of seeing if they had it at the libraryVanderbilt talks in the book about how liking other things predisposes people to want to lik

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    Although Vanderbilt includes some interesting anecdotes and studies he fails to answer the uestion why do we like what we like? Taste he ultimately admits is just too complicated to write about He took me on a journey that led nowhere and left me with uestions unanswered Perhaps I expected too much from this bo

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    I've been fascinated with taste for a long time and Vanderbilt whose previous work Traffic is a must read for anyone with a commute collected in this book almost everything I've ever wanted to say about it He discusses what taste is where it comes from how it works and how it relates to status plus plenty of other aspects I hadn'

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    You May Also Like Taste in an Age of Endless Choice Tom Vanderbilt Here's a conundrum how to review a book that's all about how people judge and review things? It's well researched really interesting and has the potential to be widely popular It's fascinating stuff about literal and figurative taste what we like and how we like It is a dense book full of information but entertaining nonetheless I also really like his book TrafficWhat foll

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    Interesting examination of how we define taste and how it's been defined in the past Not a lot of definitive answers about what makes something in good taste or bad taste but a thorough explanation of those ideas throughout history Lots of information on how we come to like or dislike certain things but not many definitive conclusions It did make me want to go to a fancy cat show in France though and the Museum

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    I was convinced I would love this book I love pop sociology and who isn't at least a little terrified of how good computers have become at predicting what we want? Unfortunately this book was very very dry I can't fault somebody for writing at an academic level rather than one appealing to the masses but the cov

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    This is a book about why we like what we like The author explores major areas in which preferences are commonly shared from food and restaurants to books movies music beer and even cats For me not all of the areas

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    I like books like this Hard hitting social commentary on what we humans want like and eventually do does intrigue me Tom Vanderbilt proffers evidence and science on how we pick and choose From judging cats in Paris to beer tastings to how Pandora chooses its playlists makes for fun reading Vanderbilt uses all these examples of what judging takes place every moment every instant to illuminate the how and why of our decisionsThis work has mad

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    This was an interesting and in depth analysis of many concepts to do with liking including what we like why we like what we like and why our tastes change over time I really liked haha how well researched it is and how the author is able to explain these concepts by drawing on a wide range of examples where they are relevant eg N

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    Purchase You May Also Like here for just 10 This is the first book of this type that I've read and did not know uite what to expect Wh

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