While there is good information, I found I lost focus a number of times. The book wasn't as engaging as some others I've listened to from this genre.
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No. I listend at 2x on my iPod; 4x speed probably would suit me best. Honestly, what do they tell the narrators before they begin? We can handle a faster reading pace. And those that can't, can slow it down to 1/2 pace on their iPods.
there are many interesting studies.
The narrator could read faster.
I read previous reviews that noted the difficulty of getting through this material in an audio book. But it is much worse than that.
I encountered passages that were impossible to parse, that led me to wonder if the narrator was correctly reading the text. So I went to the book store to compare. I found instances in which the narrator not only misread the text, but read the opposite of what was in the text.
This is unacceptable, especially in a scientific text.
I have put up with mispronounced words and awkwardly paced information in the past. But to change what the author wrote, so that it no longer makes sense, should be corrected. If you are interested in this material, do NOT buy this audio version.
In business, people do not consider well enough the heuristics and biases that affect decision making. Whether it's picking stocks or making business decisions, controlling for these cognitive variables when comparing choices can really give you an edge. Kahneman makes his academic work accessible to the average reader, bringing it to life with anecdotes from his own life and research. One of the better books I have read on cognitive psychology for the layman, and I've read a few.
As a business person, I particularly enjoyed the tips and practices suggested for recognizing and controlling for heuristics and biases. The author applies them both to general real world contexts and to business situations in particular.
It is very interesting. The idea that rational thought is the lazy hero of the story helps explain a lot.
There are really no characters on this audiobook.
I liked that I can set the speed to three-times normal and still understand him clearly.
Just made me smile a number of times.
The way it was read and presented.
Understanding the impact on economics and how it relates to so much of how management and business operates.
Great job in reading it like it was written.
At the point of realization of the real impact of what was being presentation.
Great book with great implications of how we think and how it can be used to influence economics as well as behavior.
This is a good listen. Sometimes more technical books are hard to listen to and follow in audio format. This, I found, was easy to follow and packed full of good, useful information
It has challenged the way I make decisions and think about my thinking process. This definitly has given me insight into the executive mindset. I have had to pitch ideas and budgets many-a-time. Knowing the impact of
I think the audible version along with the PDF give the fullest experience of watching yourself
Science made available to lay people who can think.
I'm sure this is an intellectual topic, however the audio is literally going to put me to sleep. there is no pizazz, just monotone reading of a scientific treatise. wake me up when it's over and I'll ask for my money back.