Situations Matter

by Sam Sommers

The world around you is pulling your strings, shaping your private thoughts and innermost instincts. 

And you don’t even realize it.

Every day and in all walks of life, we overlook the enormous power of situationsof contextin our lives.  Just like the museum visitor neglects to notice the frames around paintings, so do most people miss the influence of ordinary situations on the way they think and act.  But frames do matter: your experience viewing the paintings wouldn't be the same without them. 

The same goes for human nature.

With a conversational, laid-back tone and a penchant for storytelling,” (Publishers Weekly, 9/19/11), Situations Matter draws on behavioral science, popular culture, and humorous anecdote to explore the invisible forces influencing your life.  By understanding the powerful influence context has on our daily existence, we can rethink how we see the world and be more effective at work, at home, and in regular interactions with others.

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