Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Non-Fiction, Education
Paperback Published on: 10/05/2012
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Synopsis

Drawing on a lifetime’s experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. The phenomenal New York Times Bestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do. ‘It is an outstanding book, distinguished by beauty and clarity of detail, precision of presentation and gentleness of manner.’ – The Guardian

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141033570
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 351g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Good at times, but not fantastic
have read a fair number of books on behavioural economics in the past and was really looking forward to reading this one. It is a good book, a lot of what... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
Thinking, Fast and Slow
A Brief Summary and Review
*A full executive summary of this book is available at newbooksinbrief dot com. The adage ‘you are what you eat’ is no doubt literally true, but when it c... READ MORE
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
I loved reading this book, as I decided not to do Psychology as an AS I've decided to read books on the subject that would help me in my life. This book ha... READ MORE
HayJayxx
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Not what I expected - but well worth while
This book was mentioned during an online conversation with some colleagues on the subject of what's "natural" and what's "familiar", so I was expecting the... READ MORE
mljhilton
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, fast and slow
Kahneman's book is accessible, but best read slow to let a lot of counter-intuitive ideas sink in. It's tempting to read fast, as it is engaging.
GordonAgnew
Thinking, Fast and Slow
What you see is not all there is
The important premise of this thought provoking book is that the human mind is far less rational than we are led to believe. This is partly due to evolutio... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Largely Gripping and Always Interesting
I found this largely fascinating. Understanding how our brain works to code information and make decisions is quite the trip. Kahenman makes it easy for th... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley