Has much repetitive information (and an almost uncomfortable amount of name-dropping). It could, and should, be 40% shorter. But the good parts are worth it.
I would give $100,000 to have read this book thirty years ago: because I am certain that I would be at least $500,000 richer today if I had. I do not know how to recommend a book more strongly; if I did I would do it.
The book provides deep insights into how we think and therefore touches on many aspects of life. These insights that not only affect one's world view but much of what one does every single day.
If I were a teacher (on whatever subject), I would make this book part of my course; if I were the head of an educational institute, I would make sure all students learn its contents before they graduate. I would like to give this book to every young person I care about (and not so young persons too). If I were Bill Gates, I would give a copy to every one alive.
There are books that are "great" in various ways, from the Bible to Tolstoy novels to Lao-tzu to Eckhard Tolle. This one has no claim to "greatness", but it is surely among the most useful, at least to anyone who still lives in the mundane.
This was a hard book to listen too. There were graphs and charts and figures being referred to and, well, I wasn't going to try and find those things while I was driving. I didn't get through it all. Quickly became a bit easy to predict and not very interesting. Wouldn't buy it again.
I love learning about the universe and our place in it by listening to Audible.
He's so very often quoted in other books I've been reading, it was great finally hearing his story and theories in his own words.
No, because the author refers to a pdf exhibit frequently throughout the book, has the reader do exercises and activities, etc. Not convenient for someone listening in the car.
I would recommend reading it either on kindle or hard copy.
I really felt insulted at the pace and the level of detail provided. The narrator was so slow I was losing interest. The content was so thick & voluminous that I understood the point of the story about 1/3 of the way through; but had to keep listening. The content was great but the telling of the story was very laborious.I guess I'm a little faster than most, but really this book over 20 hours of this type of thing. Maybe they could read "Made to Stick" By Chip & Dan Heath. Get to the core of the message and illustrate with a few stories, move on.
The pace and level of detail provided was too slow, too detailed. (I love details, but not all of them)
I may buy the book as a reference, I thought that there were many great things brought out if you're patient enough to wait for them.
I loved hearing this book. What is said makes complete sense. Very easy to follow. Takes the listener to depths of how the brain works. There is an uncanny truth about what's said in the book. We don't notice what we are thinking, but this book draws the attention to it.
This book just good. It introduced me to the "It depends on where you start"
I found this thoroughly fascinating. It is more psychology than it is economics, but it comes full circle to behavioral economics for sure.
I didn't read the print version.
It was reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely's work.