Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

  • Release Date: 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 3.5
From 2,033 Ratings


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.


  • I love this book

    By charles4692
    I loved this book so much I read it everyday for 20 days straight
  • Essential read on

    By Dloreant
  • A slow burner with life-changing insights and perspectives

    By Malik J. Wilson
    To be completely honest, I cannot expect every person to gather the motivation to read through this quite lengthy book. However, if one is determined to do so they will be so grateful for the journey that are partaking on. The lessons you will learn from topics such decision making, narrow- & broad-framing, biases, and more will make you significantly more aware and keen to how people operate and think in the world we live in. This applies to strangers, family, friends, colleagues, and even yourself. This is not a book for everyone, but if you find it even a little intriguing then go for it!
  • The story of the wonderful bromance between Daniel and Amos

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

    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!

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

    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

    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

    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

    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!