I enjoyed the presentation of material and the explanation of the data and results. Definitely warrants another listen for clarification, as the language is very specific.
Lots of very useful information presented in an engaging style. Since I listen while driving, the frequent reference to charts was a problem, but not an insurmountable one. It isn't terribly difficult to understand what information the charts are intended to convey. You'll develop muscle memory for hitting the back button.
This book was truly astonishing in that it delved into a number of great topics basing them off of studies instead of examples or accounts of history. I will say that this book is a time investment and can certainly drag at times, but that's really a result of its focus on academic studies, I suppose. Look forward to reading more by Kahneman.
First I agree with others that a paper copy of this book makes more sense than an audio book.
Just as Susan Cain's book "Quiet" made me understand that being an introvert is not bad, Daniel Kahneman made me realize that slow thinking is also not bad. But either attribute will not be easily acceptable to most other people. Kahneman's main theme of fast thinking "what you see is all there is" parallels two famous quotes that I believe in:
Mark Twain: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
H. L. Mencken: "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Kahneman's presentation of his work in understanding how we think was done with extensive detail along numerical statistics (not easy follow on an audiobook but well done if we stop the audio and supplement with paper and pencil). What he tells us applies as much to the reader as it does to others. I think anyone willing to do minimal slow thinking can gain a better understanding of how we think from this book.
great - everyone should read - will change how you live your life and make decisions
loved it. I felt like Kahneman gave structure and clarity to vague concepts. Must read.
Good information and i learned some. But ialmost died out of boredome and just wanted the book to end. Then finally after 20 hours im free from this pain. I gave it high 4/5 because the book had important information.