Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 3, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages

The phenomenal international bestseller - 2 million copies sold - that will change the way you make decisions

'A lifetime's worth of wisdom' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
'There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Thinking, Fast and Slow' Financial Times

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.

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I bought a copy of this book on the recommendation of a colleague in the software testing community, and I struggled with it until bailing out at around the 65% mark. The basic premise, that we have a ... Read full review

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This is a fascinating book. The author explains how the human mind works is a detailed, yet easily understood fashion. I have purchased copies for both my children and will re-read it again. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Daniel Kahneman is a Senior Scholar at Princeton University, and Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.

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