Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 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 and widely regarded impact on many fields-including economics, medicine, and politics-but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman 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. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374275631
0374275637
Characteristics: 352 p ; cm

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Seminal work: Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner in economics for his cognitive research which launched Behavioral Economics, summarizes his research in an accessible way and leads readers on the journey through their mind in all of its reasoning and quirks.


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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

some great concepts but a bit heavy on the algorithms and statistical background for logical decision making. Very much worth the read.

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danielestes
Jun 24, 2015

My wife frequently ribs me about all the monotonous non-fiction I prefer to read, but even I couldn't make it through this one. I don't see how Thinking, Fast and Slow became a thing. It's an interesting concept, unnaturally stretched to over 500 pages, and set in some of the driest writing I've ever read for a bestseller.

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