Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
Major 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 Steet Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of our most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields—including economics, medicine, and politics—but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book.In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman 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. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

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Reviewed: 2020-08-06
This book are proofed that human aren't logical human being. Human are more emotional to make decision. This book have lot of example and it can be make you exhausted to read it since, there's lot of acronym and scientific terms. I spent more than 3 weeks to read it and at the process I almost abandon the book because, it's so boring . The last chapter of this book are quite interesting since, it's describing the connection between money, life satisfaction, marriage and happiness.
Reviewed: 2019-05-17
I really liked his humility and his insistence on giving Amos Twersky most of the credit for the start of this book, or for the ideas and research (and for the Nobel Prize) that were involved with this book. It made me think of how fascinating it was to read Twersky's [b:Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases|125967|Judgment Under Uncertainty Heuristics and Biases|Daniel Kahneman|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1385355915s/125967.jpg|121322]
and both books bear a reading again under more relaxed circumstances.
Reviewed: 2019-01-12
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