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.
Perfect presentation for the subject matter.
Concise summary of a lot of important research. Intuitively presented. Thought provoking. Outstanding.
Eyes opening, educating. Useful insight into the way our mind works. Learning to avoid common, natural mistakes. Understanding our 2 systems and when to consciously use the second one to think end decide correctly.
You gain practical understanding from every chapter.
Such great information, but so inappropriate for unabridged audio format. I found my mind drifting, and I'd catch myself, rewind, and listen again. Only to drift again. I finally gave up. I've caught some highlights, and that will have to do.
An abridged form without the long, tedious lists of data would be awesome. The conclusions the author comes to are well worth paying attention to. The data leading up to those conclusions is just too much for this listener.
My reading interests include business and organizational psychology books. In addition, I like mystery.
I could barely get through the material. The book read like a journal article that the author's published.
The narrator was just dry, like the material.
I would have cut through the research and been more deliberate about the applicability of the research findings and its' impact on everyday life.
I would forewarn those who are interested in reading this
I am an engineer!
I would and I have... I found out that senior management at my company also have read it, and recommended it to me (although I had already read it)! It is really, really long though. Sometimes it seems to drag on and on. But it is full of great information about how the mind works.
The bat and ball story, demonstrating the lack of fact-checking done by the conscious mind when a problem is perceived as having a simple answer, is something I've used over and over when recommending the book.
I think reading the book might be a good idea because you could look at the pictures they use for some examples. Patrick's voice is great, though, and makes it feel like you're being told a story by a favorite professor.
This isn't really a laugh-y or cry-y book. It has really made me think and opened my eyes to my own thinking.
The subject line really says it all. It's not a book I would recommend for everyone---it does become a little academic and dense at times in it's presentation---but I think I found myself talking about this book to others more than any other book I've read the last few years. It was VERY thought-provoking and really had me reflecting on it's content as I walked around and dealt with the rest of my life. I know I'm going to carry many key ideas away from it and into the future.
Honestly, while I respect and enjoy Malcolm Gladwell and those types of books, THIS is the book that I've been looking for!
Silly question, really. If you prefer reading, read. If you prefer listening, listen. The book itself is unquestionably unmissable.
Not sure - I've read a lot of books on neuroscience and cognitive psychology...such as The Language Instinct, the Happiness Advantage, Predictably Irrational, The Invisible Gorilla etc. This book is definitely in a class of its own. Much more comprehensive. I love that this wonderful man waited to gain a lifetime of knowledge before coming out with his magnum opus.
Can't speculate on this. The best I can say is that the reading did not detract from the book.