Thinking, Fast and Slow is to Malcolm Gladwell's 'Blink' as high school psychology is to a doctorate in psychology.
It made me think.
You must read this book.
i still find the ideas and concepts presented in this book useful, influential and informative months after reading it.
The clear explication of interesting, transformative theories without hyperbolic claims.
Despite the principle of regression to the mean I am confident that this book will be better than the last hard science book you read. Unless that last book was the Fabric of the Cosmos.
There are a lot of different ideas in this book and many of them are quite interesting and some insightful. Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of it is based on poor reasoning. For one example, the author indicates that people were making logical errors by believing it was more likely that someone was a Librarian AND a Feminist rather than merely a Librarian when clearly the one encompasses the other and therefore couldn't technically be less probable. But he's completely missing the fact that the question, as worded, would make one think that Librarian is wrong if indeed the person were Librarian AND Feminist. In a multiple choice you can't select A if the answer is A and B. With such wording and expectation, one does not indeed encompass the other. It's small things like that throughout that have me constantly wondering if the study was adequate when they're not fully described. So there are a lot of interesting and insightful things, but a lot of it leaves me unconvinced and unsure if I should trust it.
This book presents a large volume of information which is supported by clinical studies almost without exception. Very impressive!
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
There are certain knowns that are known and certain knowns that are unknown. Well, I know something that I know nothing and Daniel Kahneman seems to prove it. Every chapter of Kahneman’s book suggests something one finds hard to believe is true.
Daniel Kahneman is a renowned psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is an American citizen that served in the Israeli military and used his education, research, and experience to write “Thinking Fast and Slow”. His observations explore many aspects of human decision making.
How one runs their business or lives their life is framed by how they think. Kahneman explores two fundamental ways of thinking that reveal human strengths and weaknesses. “Thinking Fast…” is intuitive and easy. It is prejudiced by personal life experience and education. It is activated through an evolved instinct that forms the basis for snap decisions. In contrast, “…Thinking Slow” is a snail speed, deliberative, calculating, and workaholic decision making process. Kahneman calls these mental functions System 1 and System 2 respectively.
“…Thinking Slow” is undoubtedly prejudiced by Kahneman’s scientific interpretation of human thought and action but judgment of his observations is up to the reader or listener; so, caveat emptor.
I don't know that I would listen again. I think the material lends best to reading, with some frequent jumps back to earlier chapters.
If the narrator doesn't bother you, the information is worthwhile.
The narrator sounded like a cranky substitute teacher uncomfortable with the content.
No. Really tough listen... Lots of references to figures and numbers, that are difficult to visualize when you are on the subway or walking your dog - which is where I listen most to Audible.
The questions that guided the author are very interesting. Also, I thought the refutation of common misconceptions about intuition was refreshing.
This is my first.
Anyone else. It was painfully monotonous (sorry, Pat).
I think the book could have been more concise and feel that an abridged version should be available. 40 plus hours almost felt like I was listening to paper in a peer reviewed journal and not a book meant for the general reader.