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.
It walked you through the logic of the mind in a down to earth fashion. Makes you think at many a level..each level was exciting.
Yes. Loved the content. The most informative book on behavioral economics that I have read.
Pacing of the narrator was too slow.
This is among the very best books I've listened to or read. It is densly packed with valuable insight and analysis from cover to cover. Kahneman is a very disiplined thinker.
An understanding of the material is evident in the choice of the autorative voice of the reader.
There is too much information to process in one day. Two to five weeks is a reasonable amount of time to take with this book.
I would need to get past first chapter to answer
No. Cannot get past first chapter due to terrible reading.
Makes psychologists appreciate statistics, and statisticians appreciate psychology. Unlike novels you don't have to read every word for word. Audiobook seems like a lecture or a real expert explaining the book. The book does have diagrams, but the author has written it so well that you can make a mental copy of the diagram if you think about it enough. Statistics and psychology go hand in hand. Statistics shows who makes certain decisions and psychology explains why. Great book if you're interested in the psychological aspect of it. Lots of experiments that anyone can try in real life.
Author has won a noble prize and this book was featured on the Colbert Report
One of my favorite books of all time! His use of examples to explain rather complicated concepts is superb! A wonderful glimpse into how our minds work.