Thinking, Fast and Slow (Paperback)
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DescriptionThe "New York Times" Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, "Thinking Fast and Slow" offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
- Published: 05 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 512 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141033570 ISBN 10: 0141033576
- Sales rank: 62
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Reviews for Thinking, Fast and Slow
Fascinating book links psychology and economics
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Essentially it describes the current understanding of how participants in economics (and other human) transactions actually behave, as opposed to how a perfectly rational person would behave. The field is generally acknowledged to have begun with the author, Kahnemann, and his late buddy Amos Tversky.
Bits of what they and others have discovered is mentioned in other books by people like the Heath brothers (in Decisive, for example) or Wansink (Mindless Eating) or Thaler & Sunstein (Nudge) etc etc.
But here is the originator himself writing, giving a wonderfully clear summary of what types of questions researchers have looked at, and answered.
And it's not just 'economics' - if you want to discover why golf pro's do better when they're trying to save par than when they are going for a birdie, read the book.
Plus Kahnemann comes across as a decent bloke, with a nice sense of humor.
By all means read other authors if you find them more entertaining - but this is one of the go-to guys for the entire field and he has done a top job, in my opinion. by steve ireland
Thinking fast and slow was so slow that it bored me fast. With the hope that it would enlighten questions about logic and intuition I was left deflated with the lack of flow and readability of this book. Maybe it was intended for sociological professionals. Either way I couldnÃ???Ã??Ã?Â¢??t get into it and was left disappointed by Simon Murphyunder review
The title says it all; thinking!
An excellent book, I read a lot and this has to be one of the best books I have read. One to learn from. by Rhys Jones