Interesting short talk by Barry Schwartz. His great presentation style reminded me of Jeremy Frey who also uses cartoons in his talks. I am not sure I completely agree with all Prof. Schwartz’s points but his talk definitely gives food for thought.
There is a lot of truth in his rhetoric around the plethora of choice and the impact on expectations but I think there should also be a discussion around the context and the environment that we live in, as this has evolved over the decades, over the centuries. Is it fair to say that we were better off because our expectations were lower? Isn’t our environment different now than it was only few decades ago? I guess I need to add his books to my reading queue :-)
Thanks to Anna for forwarding.