Do you ever wonder why it is so easy to come up with answers to questions you aren't expecting? Such as: What is my mood right now? Or maybe: How popular will the president be in six months? Or perhaps: Jennifer learned to read when she was four. What will her GPA be in college? No? Me neither. But this is just the first of many questions I never thought to ask that are answered and explained in Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Being a fan of psychology, I found Kahneman's work a fascinating look at the way humans make decisions. This book is aimed at the water-cooler set; it is not written just for psychologists or economists or grad students, but for you and me. Daniel Kahneman is a respected scientist in his field and has published widely in academia - but his goal here is to help the average person understand how they make decisions and how to avoid the most common ...
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