Thinking, Fast and Slow
ePub eBook : 03 Nov 2011
In Thinking about Thinking, the world's most influential psychologist Daniel Kahneman reveals the truth about our intuitions, our rationality and our experience of happiness itself, to teach us how to better our lives. Kahneman explores the fascinating flaws and marvels of human behaviour and reveals to us the common errors in people's beliefs. Overturning the conventional way most of us consider decision-making to be rational, reliable and in our own interests, Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour inside the mind to show us how we are all motivated by impulses that often turn out to be irrational, unreliable and detrimental to our well-being.Why do smart people make bad decisions? How come the best laid plans can go so wrong? What really makes us happy?
This is the ultimate psychology book. No one can teach us better than Daniel Kahneman how to take better decisions and lead happier lives.
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'Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today. He has a gift for uncovering remarkable features of the human mind, many of which have become textbook classics and part of the conventional wisdom. His work has reshaped social psychology, cognitive science, the study of reason and of happiness, and behavioral economics, a field that he and his collaborator Amos Tversky invented. The appearance of Thinking, Fast and Slow is a major event,' Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature
'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
'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.Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves...this is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read,' William Easterly Financial Times
'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
'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
'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
'Thinking, Fast and Slow is a masterpiece - a brilliant and engaging intellectual saga by one of the greatest psychologists and deepest thinkers of our time. Kahneman should be parking a Pulitzer next to his Nobel Prize,' Daniel Gilbert, Professor Of Psychology, Harvard University, author of Stumbling On Happiness, host of This Emotional Life
Pages : 512
Published : 03 Nov 2011
Publisher : Allen Lane
Thinking, Fast and Slow
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