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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From 2,076 Ratings

Description

*Major New York Times Bestseller
*More than 2.6 million copies sold
*One of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year
*Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of the year
*Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
*Daniel Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous 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. Topping bestseller lists for almost ten years, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a contemporary classic, an essential book that has changed the lives of millions of readers.

Reviews

  • Keep looking

    5
    By jeerdoc1
    Painfully verbose on simple obvious points on this manufactured phenomenon. I cannot recall the last time I felt so irritated and remorseful of purchasing a book. Keep looking for something better…
  • Fantastic book

    5
    By Dr. MLJ
    I wish I discovered and read this years ago. So many ramifications for so many areas of personal and professional life.
  • Great read

    5
    By Charlie Reyes IV
    A lot of valuable content. It also does great to explanation how our decision tree works.
  • I love this book

    5
    By charles4692
    I loved this book so much I read it everyday for 20 days straight
  • Essential read on

    4
    By Dloreant
    Self-control
  • A slow burner with life-changing insights and perspectives

    5
    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

    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.

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