This is an intriguing book on human decision making. I recommend it as a read rather than a listen. It was a difficult listen because there are many examples that require careful comparisons between items that are close in meaning. For me, rewinding was often needed to ensure I understood the concept being explained through the example. The narrator was ok, but neither great nor poor.
Usually when you read a book you have a very good Idea how good or bad it is after the first hour or 50 pages you read...
And by that measure this book is great!
But this book just keep getting better and better as you progress... And thank G-d, Prof. Daniel Kahneman wrote a long book!
Yes. Very interesting and informative. Gathers a lot of research and presents it in a logical format.
Discussions of systems one and two.
No. Very long book that takes a bit of time to assimilate.
Worth a listen
Jack of all trades, but expert at none. Newest and lates adventure is learning to fly and rebuilding my business.
Ok, I think this is really interesting stuff, but I have huge trouble listening to a book with lists or tables in them. Im not sure how the data was displayed in the book, but the way it was read was really hard to follow at times. The performance was fine, but it was just really hard to visualize some of the info.
I recommend against the audio version. The book is great. But the narrator is grating on the nerves. I couldn't even listen to it.
Daniel Kahneman's work is truly provocative and thoughtful. And this book makes his work exceptionally accessible.
Even though I read a lot of business-related books (and even wrote one), I don't often enjoy them as much as I did this one.
While the reading is quite good, as business books go, I did wish for a little more modulation and enthusiasm in the reader's voice. Good, not awesome. Since the content is so good, it wasn't an issue at all. I'm just a fan of improving the quality and interest of the reading in these sorts of books.
This is an academic book. As such it is not a light reading or listening that you can do while doing something else. It requires a lot of effort just to understand what Kahnemann has to say. Besides, the book often refers to figures that are only available graphically and thus cannot be listened to. So while you listen to this book driving, please be careful that most of your brain processes will be used in trying to understand the book so the driving could be impaired.
Nonetheless, this is an important book that deals with how people arrive at their decisions in such a way that confounds typical economic, rational thinking. No wonder Kahnemann works opens up a whole new field of academic study.
It's unfair for this book to end up among other "psychology" books, which are mostly some kind of "You can do it!" brainwashing. This book has no intention on brain washing and is mostly focused on flaws of human mind. Although easy readable/listenable, this book is actually based on scientific work. It is based on real experiements on groups of people, and not carefuly selected acts of carefuly selected people to get the desired conclusion.
One of my favourites is experiment when they asked experts for predictions of outcomes of various important events. It turned out that toss of a coin would often be better than expert prediction. And the funny part how these experts always find excuse for their wrong, or even turn it to nearly right. But it's not just experts - it how we, people, act.
It is probably the most valuable book that I have ever read. This was the first book I bought on Audible, and I am still strugling to find something of comparable quality. I don't have much time to read/listen to books and I like to make good use of the time I do. So if anyone understands my taste, please suggest.
Good book, but hard to follow some of the examples without being able to see the PDFs referenced in the book. This needs to be figured out.