Barry Schwartz Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Barry Schwartz quotes and sayings (psychologist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Barry Schwartz Quotes
“In an ideal world, nobody's work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others.”
“When you rely on incentives, you undermine virtues. Then when you discover that you actually need people who want to do the right thing, those people don't exist because you've crushed anyone's desire to do the right thing with all these incentives.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“Practical wisdom is what's called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“Years of research in psychology has shown that rewards and punishments can be very effective in changing behavior. But, at the same time, they can create an addiction to rewards and punishments.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“Of course, bankers were always interested in making money. But when bankers had clients, they bore some responsibility for the clients' welfare.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“Too little attention is paid to the dark side of incentives. They are anything but a magic bullet. Psychologists have known this for years, but it seems largely hidden from the world of commerce.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“What I look for in any book is an argument, based on evidence, that changes the way I think about something important.”
Barry Schwartz Quotes
“I don't really read 'business books,' and I didn't think 'The Paradox of Choice' was a business book. I'm very surprised and gratified that the business world thought it was one.”
“Everybody makes money for a living, but most of us actually do something that has a point, in addition to just making money. We examine and treat patients, we teach students, we draw up contracts and wills, we write for newspapers, magazines, and web sites, we clean floors, or we serve meals.”
“How much does it really matter whether your child will soon be enjoying a first year at Harvard or Yale or will instead end up at her third or fourth or fifth choice? Probably much less than you think.”

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