I have read four or five books lately all dealing with how human beings make decisions. Blink, evolutionary behavior , Effects of scarcity, etc. This book collects and frames all the others into a comprehensive thesis.
The idea are linked to economic but the applications are real life. what we think and how we act are often in direct contrast and this book helped understand why. Much more here than can be process in the short run but powerful and well presented.
lots of examples of how we are sometimes overconfident in our decisions, forecasting, and predictions. also talks about how to combat out bias.
Very detailed and comprehensive explanation of strange human behavior. Too bad its impossible to learn it all somehow fast... This book will have a great impact on how I judge myself and others
1. A great deal of the research is based on what if questions posed to study subjects. I question the validity of these responses.
2. Too too dry for an audio book.
3. The PDF was essential which made the experience difficult since most times I'm listening to an audio book I'm exercising or driving.
Not sure there is anything
The performance is that of any dense informational text. So be prepared for that. All potential "drabness" aside. This should basically be required reading in the education system somewhere. It is incredibly impactful to understanding yourself and others.
Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel prize winner in Economics, even while being a psychologist. He has changed the field all-together, and he deserves all the credit he gets. Overall, he makes a lot of fascinating points, which readers won't all agree with, but even those make the reader think. Despite that, some people will find his writing style and demeanor to be somewhat pretentious, and automatically dismissing that others can be right, something which he admits later in the book. Those with weaker attention spans may want to use faster speeds, as each word sounds deliberate and slow; and Daniel Kahneman has a habit of repeating the same point several times. The reader will definitely leave with a lot of things to think about. Highly recommended.