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Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2011, 512 pages
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    Apr 2013, 512 pages

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From Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, an examination of how we think, how intuition works, and how we can make better choices

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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