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Absorbing, intriguing...By making us aware of our minds' tricks, Kahneman hopes to inspire individuals and organisations to identify strategies to outwit them -- Jenni Russell, Sunday Times
Profound . . . As Copernicus removed the Earth from the centre of the universe and Darwin knocked humans off their biological perch, Mr. Kahneman has shown that we are not the paragons of reason we assume ourselves to be, The Economist
[Thinking, Fast and Slow] is wonderful, of course. To anyone with the slightest interest in the workings of his own mind, it is so rich and fascinating that any summary would seem absurd -- Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair
It is an astonishingly rich book: lucid, profound, full of intellectual surprises and self-help value. It is consistently entertaining and frequently touching, especially when Kahneman is recounting his collaboration with Tversky . . . So impressive is its vision of flawed human reason that the New York Times columnist David Brooks recently declared that Kahneman and Tversky's work 'will be remembered hundreds of years from now,' and that it is 'a crucial pivot point in the way we see ourselves.' They are, Brooks said, 'like the Lewis and Clark of the mind' . . . By the time I got to the end of Thinking, Fast and Slow, my skeptical frown had long since given way to a grin of intellectual satisfaction. Appraising the book by the peak-end rule, I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it. But for those who are merely interested in Kahenman's takeaway on the Malcolm Gladwell question it is this: If you've had 10,000 hours of training in a predictable, rapid-feedback environment-chess, firefighting, anesthesiology-then blink. In all other cases, think, The New York Times Book Review
[Kahneman's] disarmingly simple experiments have profoundly changed the way that we think about thinking . . . We like to see ourselves as a Promethean species, uniquely endowed with the gift of reason. But Mr. Kahneman's simple experiments reveal a very different mind, stuffed full of habits that, in most situations, lead us astray -- Jonah Lehrer, The Wall Street Journal
This is a landmark book in social thought, in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of 'The Black Swan'
Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today...The appearance of Thinking, Fast and Slow is a major event -- Steven Pinker, author of, The Language Instinct
Daniel Kahneman is one of the most original and interesting thinkers of our time. There may be no other person on the planet who better understands how and why we make the choices we make. In this absolutely amazing book, he shares a lifetime's worth of wisdom presented in a manner that is simple and engaging, but nonetheless stunningly profound. This book is a must read for anyone with a curious mind -- Steven D. Levitt, co-author of 'Freakonomics'
This book is a tour de force by an intellectual giant; it is readable, wise, and deep. Buy it fast. Read it slowly and repeatedly. It will change the way you think, on the job, about the world, and in your own life -- Richard Thaler, co-author of 'Nudge' --This text refers to the paperback edition.
“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
“It is an astonishingly rich book: lucid, profound, full of intellectual surprises and self-help value. It is consistently entertaining and frequently touching, especially when Kahneman is recounting his collaboration with Tversky . . . So impressive is its vision of flawed human reason that the New York Times columnist David Brooks recently declared that Kahneman and Tversky’s work ‘will be remembered hundreds of years from now,’ and that it is ‘a crucial pivot point in the way we see ourselves.’ They are, Brooks said, ‘like the Lewis and Clark of the mind’ . . . By the time I got to the end of Thinking, Fast and Slow, my skeptical frown had long since given way to a grin of intellectual satisfaction. Appraising the book by the peak-end rule, I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it. But for those who are merely interested in Kahenman’s takeaway on the Malcolm Gladwell question it is this: If you've had 10,000 hours of training in a predictable, rapid-feedback environment—chess, firefighting, anesthesiology—then blink. In all other cases, think.”—The New York Times Book Review
“There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow . . . This is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read.”—William Easterly, Financial Times
“[Thinking, Fast and Slow] is wonderful, of course. To anyone with the slightest interest in the workings of his own mind, it is so rich and fascinating that any summary would seem absurd.”— Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair
“I will never think about thinking quite the same. [Thinking, Fast and Slow] is a monumental achievement.”—Roger Lowenstein, Bloomberg/Businessweek
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No doubt it is an amazing book on human psychology but seriously I wanna cut this book in two halves, praise the first part, and keep the second part in some corner to gather dust. Not that the second part is bad, mind you; the entire book is so well-written that it has an profound impact on my own worldview. But you just need to put focus on it to understand what Kahneman wants to say.
It is very much interesting in the Part I ,you just can't put the book down and then Part II and III are eqaully boring as well. Part IV and V are again good.
Kahneman takes us on a tour of our mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. He reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions. He offers insights into how choices are made in our lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
This book has given me a new perspective on the behaviors and judgments of the people around me.
I bought a 2nd copy to gift a friend from Alpha Retail and the quality was terrible. I suspect it was a pirated copy. The lines were misaligned, paper quality poor & stitching on spine visible. Wish I’d not picked this seller!
If i'm talking about book content have 5 parts with 38 Chapter.
Part 1 : Two Systems
Part 2 : Heuristics and Bases
Part 3 : Overconfidence
Part 4 : Choices
Part 5 : Two Selves
Daniel Kahneman is one of the only psychologists to receive a Nobel Prize in Economics, and it is a well researched writer. I found much more about myself as a human than my whole life.
Tt’s a great body of work that he’s created, and the overarching concept of the book (differences between system 1 and 2) is a concept that everyone should know about. This book tries to explain to general readers that the mind has two systems: System 1, intuitive and quick-moving; and System 2, more deliberative and logical.
This is one long read - which I still haven’t finished. I want to understand; especially in the world we live in now with ever evolving social constructs. This book will help in this understanding, but it’s deep and complicated and requires time to sink in. The contents, though perhaps some are contestable, are surprising and mostly new to this layman, and we should all know these things about ourselves, therefore it's an important book. Well worth the time.
This is the must read book for corporate and brand strategists. Underlying the author’s work is how certain constructs in our society bias us even before we cognitively balance the two systems.
What I would have liked the author to also have done though is that not only explain an example of a bias but also talk more practically on how that bias shapes our day to day lives, what we could do to avoid the same.
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Why do parents deny their children life saving vaccinations for fear of unproven risks?
Why do we think a bird in the hand is worth two in a bush?
On the whole humans are incredibly good at making bad decisions because they allow emotions and moral values to prevail over good sense and simple mathematical calculation. We make snap decisions based on our intuition (fast thinking) and often believe our intuition is superior to logic (slow thinking). For example, President Trump recently said he preferred to listen to his 'gut' than his advisors.
Kahneman examines the reasons why we make bad decisions and indicates ways in which we might make better decisions - even if the better decisions make us feel uncomfortable because they are counterintuitive.
My only problem with this book is that it is so laborious in places that I almost lost interest. Sometimes Kahneman goes on and on about a proposition that has (at least for me) zero interest. If he asks 'How much would you pay for a bowl of roses valued at $59?' I don't have an answer because I'm simply not interested and I don't want to know how much anyone else would pay, or why they would or wouldn't pay it. Perhaps it's just me, but I found some of the propositions too complex to bother with. But to be fair there were some chapters that had me spellbound - maybe because they touched on areas where I make bad decisions.
Overall, this is an important book but spoiled by too much dense argument and irrelevant illustration. It could have contained all the salient points and been reduced to half the length without any dilution of the message.
It's not an easy book to read so not one for the beach, but push through and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
On a positive note, the author is an incredibly smart guy and it’s a great body of work that he’s created, and the overarching concept of the book (differences between system 1 and 2) is a concept that everyone should know about.
3.5 stars for me!