Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

  • Release Date: 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 3.5
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Description

Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011
2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

Reviews

  • The story of the wonderful bromance between Daniel and Amos

    5
    By miyagisg
    Now that that’s gotten your attention, you NEED to read this book to understand humanity.
  • Thinking, Fast and slow

    1
    By amadeusjobs
    Too many unnecessary words, too much fluff, very bad and inappropriate examples used to try to illustrate a point. Roundabout writing made for very tedious reading.
  • Loved the Book!

    5
    By mwtack
    Many conversations came out from this book!
  • Challenging, counter intuitive and brilliant

    5
    By jc33
    I took my time reading this because I realized quickly this book needed to be cherished and contemplated, not merely finished. This book is for layman but will challenge experts in economics and psychology as well. Cannot more highly recommend.
  • Brilliant works

    5
    By weeesssass
    It is a pleasure to read this book, it makes me realize that how irrational I am, and how limited human-mind is.
  • Great book, but unnecessarily long

    4
    By archilny
    The book is interesting and explains well human behavior and mind. Unnecessarily long- could be 1/3 the length and convey the same ideas.
  • Insightful and Applicable

    5
    By YostFx
    I got to learn more about how the mind works, and where we become susceptible to psychological bias. I’m the decision-maker for my company. I found the lessons learned very applicable to decisions I’m routinely confronted with. I especially appreciated learning more about the effects of framing, anchoring, and presenting losses versus gains. As the author says in the final pages of the conclusion, I’m not sure if I’m any better now at avoiding the errors myself, but it’s easier for me to spot as an observer!
  • Wow

    5
    By LC229
    So many amazing takeaways. It’s hard to even describe the depths of knowledge in this book, but I found myself applying the ideas to my life immediately.
  • Absolute Necessity

    5
    By Hddgiiytewad
    This is one of the most important texts I’ve ever read in my life.
  • I love the idea

    3
    By exmsft
    The concept of this book is great. But the execution is painful. Arduous, repetitive writing that should’ve been torn apart earlier in the editing process.