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Thinking, Fast and Slow Kindle Edition
|Length: 449 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Language: English|
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- File size : 2783 KB
- Print length : 449 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B005MJFA2W
- Publisher : Penguin; 01 edition (3 November 2011)
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- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #17 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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.
The author elucidates the two main facets of our minds namely, fast thinking and slow thinking together with their pros and cons, thereby, making them easily accessible to the layman. The book is informative, enlightening and very humbling. We're not as intelligent and reasonable as we love to envisage ourselves to be. If you enjoy reading this book you must also try ' Quiet' by Susan Cain; the two makes a perfect combination.
This book is a must read for everyone. I definitely recommend it.
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Why do investors snatch small profits from winning investments whilst allowing large losses to build up in bad investments?
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.
Rather than telling you what you should and shouldn't do, Khaneman explains the process behind human thinking. From all the information the author shares, the reader must then decide what is useful, and what can be applied to our daily lives. In my case, I am getting better at thinking things thoroughly and not making decisions based on emotions.
I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy reading about how the human mind works.
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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!