If you are not already familiar with this research, I think you will be blown away. It just makes so much sense. We are naturally so vulnerable to manipulation by people with real mastery of these principles. If you want to keep more of your money in your own pocket, if you want a huge advantage in the workplace, you owe it to yourself to immerse yourself in this book. Read it more than once, and slowly...
It's hard for me to comment on the book itself as I found the audio version so poorly read. The emotionless, stiff, staccato, oddly-paused narration made it difficult to like this book. I never finished.
Lots of choices. I usually LOVE audio books; This one is just a real dud.
Emotionless, stiff, staccato, oddly-paused. Terrible!
Enlightening as to the way I think and make decisions, but listening was a bit difficult as the book refers to graphics and discusses them that I couldn't see. The print version may be better for that reason, but I listen as I drive; so I don't have the option.
The book gives one a different perspective about historical events and decisions by everyone both powerful and common. We are lazy when it comes to thinking!
This is The Best audiobook I've read strictly because it has had the most impact on my life. I understand things about human perception, decision-making and memory that I never would have before.
I recommend this book for anyone doing social change or leadership work. Its densely populated with information and worth reading several times to truly hear the nuances.
I was not happy with the the first few chapters and I really couldnt stand the narrator's voice and the way he read.
I'll listen selectively where I've bookmarked.
Learning how base rates influence likelihood of test outcomes from his examples with blue and green cabs not only changed how I will teach Bayes theorem to young physicians, it will change how I explain treatment options to patients.
The best treatment optio I offer should be cause-effect action statements rather than abstract population percentages.
No way. There's a lot of reflection and insight to be gained from time spent pondering.
Well researched of what we are about and what we do.
That we are obstinate in our answers intuitively and refuse often to accept the facts.
Written by a scholar who has spent his whole life studying decision making, and now he is writing a retrospective of everything he has learned. That makes the book wonderfully comprehensive, though a bit overblown, with more facts and stories that one can absorb.
It made me think about thinking in a much diffferent, richer, way.
The narrating was not good. I did not get the sense that the narrator understood the material he was reading. What was most irritating is when there were tables of data in the text, the narrator simply read the numbers. He should have described the data first, such as "the data is fairly linear in the middle, but has steep rises at each end." The data was plotted to be visual.
The same happened with the "Speaking about..." sections. I susspect that in teh text they were set off with typographical cues that should have been translated into audible cues. Perhaps this was not the decision of the narrator, but the net effect was quite bad.
There is a lot of educational and scientific stuff, concerning amazing points on human behaviour. The system 1 and system 2 concept makes it very easy to structure the contents of this book in mind while listening, and the continuing tests and questions to the reader makes the book an experience above the ordinary.
Could be compared to the Malcolm Gladwell "Blink", only much more focused. Which is rather spectacular since Gladwell is highly stringent himself.
It's impossible to listen to it all in one sitting and frankly I think it's recommendable to let it sink in between volumes. But I did take some loooong drivings while listening - just to get a teeny-weeny bit more.
If you've read Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" or if you've read "Your Brain at Work" by David Rock---you don't need to read or listen to this book. The others tell this story better. This reads like a text book for the 70's.