Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate in Economics for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of our most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields, but he has never brought them together in one book. Here, he 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. Kahneman exposes the capabilities--and also the faults and biases--of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. Then he 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. Written by the Nobel Prize winner for economics, Daniel Kahneman. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374275631
0374275637
9780374533557
Characteristics: 499 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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WilReich
Nov 19, 2017

While I highly recommend this book, I highly recommend you DON'T GET THE AUDIOBOOK — While the material is digestible and accessible, I think it needs slower reading and frequent pauses and re-reading of sentences to stay on track. I'd have been in big trouble if I'd tried to get through it on audio.

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writermala
Oct 27, 2017

The title and description of this book intrigued me. However, I was a little concerned that a Psychologist of Kahneman's stature - Nobel Laureate - would perhaps talk down to me. I need not have worried. While it is obvious that Kahneman has a thorough knowledge of every aspect of this subject he explains everything in language that a layperson like me can understand. A lifetime's worth of research is contained in this book and we the reader's are the beneficiaries. Some of his comments like "Whenever we can replace human judgment by a formula, we should at least consider it," are priceless. His examples to explain a context go a long way in helping us understand the tough topics.

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GrandpaBig
Jul 12, 2017

Have not finished this one yet, but already quite impressed....

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zenmark29
May 16, 2017

This book is a "red pill". It can awaken one to the fact that the mind can function in an automatic and unaware fashion that creates a feeling of high confidence in a judgement that is, in fact, a complete error. It is a good companion to "Being Wrong".
Read it, if you dare.

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1aa
May 09, 2017

The book was excellently narrated, with a consistent and deep voice, and with minor emphases where needed.
The work itself is so edifying and useful it should make to one's reread once a year list. The end of chapter aphorisms are funny and apt. One practically needs a notebook by one's side to make notes in order to make use of what one learns.

AL_ANNAL Mar 26, 2017

Dr. Kahneman is a Professor of Psychology at Princeton University and won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 2002. Humans have two different ways of thinking; and the biases of system 1 (intuitive) can lead system 2 (rational) astray.

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vyhoffman
Feb 26, 2017

However good or bad the book is, I can't say, because the epub would not for anything open on my Nook.

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fledge
Jan 30, 2017

Erudite and well-written, this book amply demonstrates the two systems (fast and slow, automatic and pondering) that comprise our thinking. In particular, Kahneman goes to considerable length to show the weakness inherent in each system of thinking, and in doing so, the strategies and awareness that can help overcome possible problems. Although the work isn’t scholarly, you will certainly need to concentrate to absorb this densely packed book. I’m going to have to revisit this book someday.

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RAJESH, KUMAR RAY
Sep 16, 2016

Loved the concept and experiments

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enansen
Apr 14, 2016

too long. not recommended by investors podcast

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