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    DescriptionMajor "New York Times" bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the "New York Times Book Review" as one of the best books of 2011A "Globe and Mail" Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of "The Economist"'s 2011 Books of the Year One of "The Wall Street Journal"'s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn 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. 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. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by "The New York Times Book Review" as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking," Fast and Slow" is destined to be a classic.


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    Title
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Kahneman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 499
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374275631
    ISBN 10: 0374275637
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    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    DC22: 153.42
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
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    LC classification: BF441 .K238 2011
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    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.
    Review quote
    "A tour de force. . . Kahneman's book is a must read for anyone interested in either human behavior or investing. He clearly shows that while we like to think of ourselves as rational in our decision making, the truth is we are subject to many biases. At least being aware of them will give you a better chance of avoiding them, or at least making fewer of them."--Larry Swedroe, CBS News"Daniel Kahneman demonstrates forcefully in his new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," how easy it is for humans to swerve away from rationality."--Christopher Shea, "The Washington Post" "An outstanding book, distinguished by beauty and clarity of detail, precision of presentation and gentleness of manner. Its truths are open to all those whose System 2 is not completely defunct. I have hardly touched on its richness."-- Galen Strawson, "The Guardian" "Brilliant . . . It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of Daniel Kahneman's contribution to the understanding of the way we think and choose. He stands among the giants, a weaver of the threads of Charles Darwin, Adam Smith and Sigmund Freud. Arguably the most important psychologist in history, Kahneman has reshaped cognitive psychology, the analysis of rationality and reason, the understanding of risk and the study of happiness and well-being . . . A magisterial work, stunning in its ambition, infused with knowledge, laced with wisdom, informed by modesty and deeply humane. If you can read only one book this year, read this one."-- Janice Gross Stein, "The Globe and Mail" "A sweeping, compelling tale of just how easily our brains are bamboozled, bringing in both his own research and that of numerous psychologists, economists, and other experts...Kahneman has a remarkable ability to take decades worth of research and distill from it what would be important and interesting for a lay audience..."Thinking, Fast and Slow" is an immensely important book. Many science books are uneven, with a useful or interesting chapter too oft