3 Men & Me
Sometimes this gets to be a little monotonous, but there are plenty of examples to describe how the two systems of thinking occurs and how they work - both as independent brains as well as interdependent brains.
Kahneman explains the leading edge research in simple and beautiful language.
The narration is simply excellent and the feeling is that Kahneman himself reads the book (and enjoys every moment).
I had a lot of fund and learned a lot and it is comforting to see that psychology is finally getting in touch with reality.
i find it very difficult to concentrate due to the voice of the narrator but i like the topics. will probably get the book.
I learned a lot from this book, the ideas were clearly explained and I found it easy to listen to. Each chapter contained a valuable nugget of information.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to have a new perspective on how we think (and why we think what we think - or what we think we think!).
Apart from jokes, it gives an impressive amount of data on the recent results about human behaviour. Useful, very well read, not at all boring.
Less statistics and dry facts and more storys. A shorter version maybe.
No, but I would like to get more information, maybe a test version before to buy them.
Fantastic insights that get you thinking about many aspects of life and the way you and others think and act.
This is probably a better read than listen. There were sections that gave a lot of numbers and statistics. An abridged version may be better for an audio book.
Reading pace is good and voice is easy to listen to.
A very structured, analytical discussion about how the human mind perceives and assesses the world for intelligent decision making. In a nutshell, we operate in two speeds, as indicated by the title of the book. The reading is sometimes dry, but the ideas are refreshing and insightful.
The book's nonlinear organization makes it possible to start at any chapter.Each section is broken down into an explanation of the theory, supporting evidence, and some examples of application in the real world.
On a personal level, reading through the various sections caused me to rethink how I approach certain problems, personalities, and life decisions. The concepts posed by Kahneman help explain why and how people make decisions, and clearly show the bigger implications with multiple examples of everyday life.
Kahneman is no pundit or pop culture author in this area; he has spent his life as an academic and researcher, and has received a Nobel prize for his work.
This is not a fast moving book, so it may drag out a long bike ride or run. That said, sometimes the principles discussed require a short pause to digest, especially if listening while engaged in an activity that requires concentration.
yes, but it should be read by someone else.
a good reader, but unfortunately his voice and reading style just made this already "dry" book even harder to listen. It almost became unbearable to me half way through. The author could have read it without risking the outcome.
maybe a good idea to read the book also.
I listened to this book and really enjoyed it, but reading it in hard copy is probably a much better way to actually absorb the information. This is not to detract from the narrator; I can't imagine a better reader for the material than Patrick Egan. The information is really well presented, even in audible form, but being able to see the illustrations and lists, re-read and review the concepts, principles, and examples would have helped make it all "stick." At least, I should have downloaded the available pdfs from the audible.com website, and may yet...
The book provides research-based information about the way we think, form opinions, and make decisions. The interesting examples and study anecdotes make the concepts quite accessible. The premise of the book is based on our two systems of thinking: system 1 is fast, gut-level, emotional, and intuitive. System 2 is slow, analytical, and methodical. Sometimes these systems are referred to as right and left brains, but Kahneman does not use that language. Each system has both advantages and disadvantages. I found it interesting and reassuring to learn that even illustrious researchers with years of statistical study and application (D.K. calls them "econs") manage to fall into the same flawed thinking patterns as most everyone else.