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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Description

Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011
2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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.

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.

Reviews

  • Interesting book!

    4
    By bookreviewer12
    Really gave me a lot to think about.... recommend!
  • English Prof

    1
    By Bo Atlanta
    Not a native English speaker. The book is written in a very basic English. Kahneman should have hired a good translator to make it readable. There are thousands books that someone should read first before touching on this ABC. What for this guy got a Noble prize? Kahneman doesn't know the answer either.
  • A Fascinating and Enlightening Read!

    5
    By Jigglyfished
    I took my time reading through each chapter, trying to understand the implications of his research. Although the matierial was tough to get through at times, what I learned about the limits and nature of the human mind was worth every penny. There are important lessons in this book for anyone who wants to live their life with a sharp sense of self-awareness.
  • word search and index poor

    2
    By Filitosa
    the book is great. the problem and reason for the two star is either the publisher or iBooks have a problem. there are nopage numbers in the index, nor does clicking on the word in the index take you anywhere. double clicking brigs up dictionary. search engine very selective, couldn't find amygdala, nor golf
  • Amazing

    5
    By ericccs_lau
    A great addition for those who wanna know more about self, habits and thinking
  • 👎

    1
    By Kareohline
    So difficult to read. Can't finish
  • Applicable to business and life

    5
    By cubesly
    10/10 I think. I disagree that this book is difficult to understand. I think it is made really easy given his many, many examples. I'm an Entreprenuer and I think this book applies really well to marketing, sales, and communications with consumers or partners. But you need to apply the logic yourself and adapt it to your environment the author won't make that connection for you. The economist had an article about advertising and how this book has changed ads. But the author will not consult for them says the article. I respect that. Again, this does help business skills if you apply it. Read the sample and you will know if you want more.
  • Much Knowledge and Wisdom From the 2002 Nobel Laureate for Economics

    5
    By One Suitcase
    A trove of knowledge and wisdom by the 2002 Nobel laureate for Economics.
  • Difficult

    1
    By PriceChopperFan
    Difficult to read. It's a collection of summaries of psych experiments. Difficult to apply to the business world. I don't think I will invest the time to finish it.
  • Excellent description of the intricacies of the Mind

    5
    By Mercurio Dorado
    The beginning of this book will seem very familiar, since we have all heard about the "two brains", left brain, right brain, intuitive and rational thought. However in this great book, amazingly deep yet very readable, Daniel Kahneman takes us on a gradual but unequivocal road to understand how these two systems ( which he calls System 1 and System 2) work together in our mind. And it is truly surprising that through the explanation of decade long psychological research by a number of important scientists, we come to understand that the mechanism of the mind can be studied scientifically, and that we are able to understand how all of this research affects us in our everyday life and in all of our social interactions and ultimately in the road that we take as human beings.