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, deliberative, and logical Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities and also the faults and biases of fast thinking, and reveals tIn 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, deliberative, and 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.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 Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking.
Thinking Fast and Slow 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 is fast intuitive and emot
In the last few years two books took me FOREVER to get through The first was Daniel Dennett s Darwin s Dangerous Idea and the second is Kahneman s Thinking, Fast and Slow What caused this What do they have in common Both books explain, in minute detail, simple concepts with immensely far reaching implications, and both have been after the slog the most intellectually rewarding reading of my adult life Where to begin I have a number of theories running around in my head, and occasionally I try to [...]
An unrelentingly tedious book that can be summed up as follows We are irrationally prone to jump to conclusions based on rule of thumb shortcuts to actual reasoning, and in reliance on bad evidence, even though we have the capacity to think our way to better conclusions But we re lazy, so we don t We don t understand statistics, and if we did, we d be cautious in our judgments, and less prone to think highly of our own skill at judging probabilities and outcomes Life not only is uncertain, we c [...]
This is a fascinating book Reading this book means not having to read so many others For example, you could avoid having to read, Sway, Blink, Nudge and probably a dozen or so other books on Behavioural Economics And the best part of it is that this is the guy or, at least one half of the two guys who came up with these ideas in the first place I was thinking that perhaps the best way to explain those other books would be to compare them to Monty Python I want you to imagine something say you ha [...]
If your objective, like it is when one finishes reading a self help book, is to implement what Mr Kahneman has to say in real life and benefit from it, I should warn you, you will be sorely disappointed Believe it or not, in my opinion, I believe Mr Kahneman is telling you exactly that in this book that whether you like it or not, your entire life is guided or may I say decided by two fundamental ideas and that there is very little you can do to change it, period Mr Kahneman is probably the vill [...]
I kind of want to cut this book in half, praise the first part, and stick the second part in some corner to gather dust Not that the second part is bad, mind you the entire book is well written and obviously the product of someone who knows their field There s just a lot of it Thinking, Fast and Slow is kind of like a guest who shows up to your party and then dazzles everyone with an impromptu, 15 minute oration on the geopolitical situation in South Ossetia and, everyone applauds and turns to g [...]
Hands down, one of the best books in its genre The book is a lengthy, self conscious and a challenging read but highly recommended if you re interested in why human beings behave the way they behave It s given me so much oh snap, so that s why we re so dumb moments that at this point I don t even want to admit I m a human to any space time traveling race that comes in collision of 21st century Earth.Citing behavioral research studies, he s convinced me that human confidence is a measure of wheth [...]
Thinking, Fast and Slow is just okay It s being marketed as a book on psychology and economic psychology, in particular for the layperson I m not sure if other laypeople agree, but this wasn t really for me And it s not that the prose is too technical okay, sometimes it is but rather that Kahneman is stuck somewhere between academic technicalities and clear expressive prose Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came [...]
This book had me laughing and smiling, than many a book described in its blurb as side splittingly funny or something similar because I recognised the cognitive disillusions described in this book as my own and in any case I am the kind of person who if they fall into a good mood wonders if it s due to the pint and the pie that was eaten earlier.In my case the preacher wasn t talking to the choir, but I had been to the church before and enjoyed the services It doesn t set out to be a new book f [...]
It is very difficult to judge, review or analyze a book that basically challenges the very idea of human Rationalism Are humans perfectly rational This dude, Daniel Kahneman, got a Nobel Prize in Economics for saying they are not An ordinary person might have been treated with glare or a stinging slap if he said that to someone s face We simply don t like being told that we are not very rational and certainly not as intelligent as we think we are Hidden in the depths of our consciousness, are so [...]
Whew Wrestled this one down to the ground It s got so much in it I ve got all I can for now I m leaving it out in the living room for now, though for refreshers.The author s aim is to prove to us that we are not rational beings to the extent we think we are, that evolution has seen to that And that being the case, the book outlines what we need to know so as not to mess up decisions like we have been doing like we all do And he s made it accessible He pulls you in You will get your share of Aha [...]
This is an excellent book about how we think, written by a Nobel prize winning economist Kahneman explains how two systems in the mind make decisions System 1 is the fast, intuitive aspect of the mind System 2 is the slower, logical and reasoning part of the mind We generally make decisions quickly with the System 1, often because System 2 is simply lazy It takes effort to think things out rationally, and our rational minds are not always up to the job This book is a long, comprehensive explanat [...]
Freeman Dyson Sphere Dyson wrote the New York Times review, which has me swooning right there Dyson was a particularly apt pick because Kahneman helped design the Israeli military screening and training systems back when the country was young, and Dyson at 20 years old cranked statistics for the British Bombing Command in its youth Dyson was part of a small group that figured out the bombers were wrong about what mattered to surviving night time raids over Germany a thing only about a quarter of [...]
It s a fascinating study of the mind, how people make decisions, and how the decision making process can be improved.
My issue with this book, which is one I ve tossed aside after 60 pages, is not so much that it s poorly done or that it s hard to understand in fact, the exact opposite is true.The issue is that this book is simply in depth about psychology and psychological processes than I truly have a short term interest in This is the type of book you keep near your desk or bedside, read a 12 page chapter or so, and digest This may be a book I need to own and do that with as opposed to tear through it afte [...]
Reading Thinking, Fast, and Slow , book choice for this month s local book club , was not exactly bedtime reading for me I had already pre judged it before I started reading certain I would discover I m a FAST INTUITIVE type thinker quick, often influenced by emotion Once in awhile I use basic common sense logic but even, it is usually with righteous emotions Just being honest I understand this is an intellectual giant of a book about How we think Thinking deeply about how we think but this book [...]
Excellent book that should be of interest to those interested in Julian Jaynes s ideas on consciousness This book could probably have been titled Thinking Non Consciously and Consciously.
t admitted a bit of doubt when I first started this the very concepts of Thinking, Fast and Slow, are evident to the student who has had Psych 101 there are two basic modes of thinking Automatic processing, which is described as System 1, which is easy, non attentive, intuitive thinking, and controlled processing, or System 2 the attentive , reasoned, detail oriented part of the mind There are also some basic principles, such as heuristics shortcuts of thinking, and biases Yet this bald litany o [...]
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Mr Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winner, explores the general subject of how and why we frequently make irrational decisions We ve all seen articles over the years on various aspects of this phenomenon, but I venture to say that never before have the various aspects and permutations been explored in this depth and specificity Mr Kahneman has spent much of his life researching the subject, and since the book includes both his research and that of others, it must stand as the definitive compendium on th [...]
What a monstrous chore to read I ve been working on this book since September or August 4 6 months and just could not take reading it for than a few minutes at a time Many times did it put me to sleep The book covered a lot of great material and really fascinating research, but oftentimes in such plodding, pedantic, meticulous detail as to nearly obfuscate the point I have heard of the majority of the research or at least their conclusions as well, so while I thought it offered excellent insigh [...]
Reading Thinking, Fast, and Slow , book choice for this month s local book club , was not exactly bedtime reading for me I had already pre judged it before I started reading certain I would discover I m a FAST INTUITIVE type thinker quick, often influenced by emotion Once in awhile I use basic common sense logic not often just being honest I rather trust my gut I understand this is an intellectual giant of a book about How we think Thinking deeply about how we think , hasn t changed me, transfor [...]
In Thinking, fast and slow the Nobel laureate Danny Kahneman summarizes his life long work mostly done with his collegue and Nobel corecipient Amos Tversky in the field of cognitive psychology and decision making.There has been an outcrop of books on this topic in the recent years Ariely and Lehrer being the bigger names and there is a significant overlap with similar books However, for the seriously interested I d recommend to start here This is the original reference, the user manual for your [...]
A long book that requires real mental exertion, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a worthwhile read by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman It delves into the two complex systems of the mind System 1 is impulsive, emotional, and often led astray, while System 2 is rational, thoughtful, and takes time to makes decisions He analyzes how humans use and sometimes fail to use both systems, and the resulting implications on topics ranging from how we perceive happiness to behavioral economics.Thinking, Fast and S [...]
I haven t felt so stimulated to re think my thinking ever since I encountered Edward de Bono s books a dozen years ago A text like this is especially instructive when you consider yourself an outside the norm person it comes and beats you with a vengeance, time and again, as you try the mental problems inside for yourself and fail and fail and fail A lesson in humility, indeed I was particularly happy to find out why a single quarrel can ruin a friendship of many years what is the ratio of posit [...]
One of the best books I have ever read in my life if not the best It lays the foundation to unbiased approach to thinking You need to have a look at how cognitive biases limits your thinking big time.
I feel this book richly deserves its status Kahneman has handed over the rich surprising fruits of a lifetime of creative thought and research, in a well organised book free of academiese hurrah He also makes the material interactive by inviting us to do little mental activities to illustrate his simple study methods and assist the delight of recognition that makes this such an enjoyable read.One of his goals is to provide ways to talk about and tackle some everyday problems by considering the w [...]
Behavioural economics A very rational explanation of why Humans are not rational beings Which is NOT to say that we are irrational Just not always terribly consistent That s OK.A bit repetitive, parts of it were familiar from other books like Irrationality, and then there were parts that lost me completely, where even when I kicked my indolent system 2 into slovenly, grudging action, the sheer arithmetics of some examples just would not allow themselves to be beaten into submission, no matter ho [...]
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Okay, yeah, this has to go on the to be read shelf And the over stuffed cognition shelf Hey, at least I was reading Kahneman before he won that Nobel Prize, before he got really popular But I have to admit I never actually finished his Judgment under Uncertainty Heuristics and Biases it was due back at the library when I was only halfway through That is a slow, engrossing grind of an academic tome, though.All the reviews have been glowing Kahneman is golden, of course he s ascended into the pant [...]
Kahneman is a brilliant thinker who s small experiments cracked the foundations of neo classical rational choice theory His collections like Choices, Values and Frames are terrific reading, full of extraordinarily disorienting observations of actual human behavior That said, this book was a bit of a disappointment In this book, Kahneman weaves together a series of ideas based on his experiments and the experiments of like minded researchers, and the effect is underwhelming Gone is the careful ex [...]