Valerie L.

Location:

Walnut Creek, CA
Hometown: Walnut Creek

Member since:

February 10, 2014

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What profession are you in?

I work for a major company in the financial services industry.

Please list at least three books that you would be interested in reading and discussing with the group? (Note you must answer this question with some specific titles)

"The Power of Habit" Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg, "The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life" by Uri Gneezy and John A. List, "The Longevity Project" by Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Have you been a member of other book clubs and what did you like or not like about those groups?

Yes, I have been a member of other book clubs. I liked the clubs that met once a month more than the ones that met more sporadically. I think the ideal size for a book club is no more than six individuals. In a larger group setting, not everyone has a chance to contribute. In larger groups, there always seems to be at least one or two individuals who tend to dominate the discussion and the other members have to sit there quietly and listen without receiving the opportunity to contribute to the discussion at hand.

Introduction

I recently moved from Hawaii back to Northern California. I enjoy reading fiction and nonfiction books. When it comes to nonfiction, my favorite books explore psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.


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