Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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In the international 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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781429969352
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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153.42 Kahneman -- Two systems drive the way humans think and make choices: one is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities and also the faults and... Read More »

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May 15, 2019

4.7 Stars - pretty new

May 02, 2019

Thinking, Fast, and Slow is pact with knowledge of how people react in situations regarding statistics and probabilities. There is definitely a gap between what we know and how we act based on what we know. Our reactions can be quantified and there is a general pattern that most of us conclude but aren't always so correct. This is a challenging book that will require multiple reads, but at the end will get you thinking more like an expert.

Jan 27, 2019

Title sounded great, but the book was a very wordy. It'd have been more interesting if the author was about to shorten and get to the points a little more efficiently. Good content but it takes just about forever to get to each point and each point is way over-explained. I didn't finish the whole book; I'll look for a summary somewhere.

Nov 30, 2018

Don't be intimidated by the size of the book, it is very well written and easy to read.

Jun 20, 2018

Too long, and the explanations are laboured at times.

Mar 02, 2018

The audio book is a long slow grind, but, worth the effort. Interesting and with applicable personal insights. Kahneman is an interesting author with an unmatchable pedigree. However, a lot of what he proposes is really just common sense. I finished a course in Behavioural Economics recently and he is the father of this subject.
What really threw me completely at the end of the course, was that Kahenman admits, that after everything, our biases are so deeply ingrained and unconscious and we can never really overcome them.

Feb 16, 2018

A well-written book, full of practical examples of the author's theory. Two weeks was not enough time to absorb everything, and there are several sections of the book I'd like to read again. I definitely need to learn more about Bayesian analysis.

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.

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.

Jul 12, 2017

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

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