Author continuously references tables and figures that Audible does not provide. The subject matter, while interesting, can be a bit tedious to get through, especially when listening. I would've preferred to have had a book
I have listened to a lot of audiobooks on behavioral economics and this one stands out in a few ways. There is definitely some new insights that I have never picked up anywhere else. I only have two complaints. First, he expresses a few simple conclusions that are flat out wrong. They are not necessary for his content so it is not a big deal but it is annoying. My second complaint is the number of hours of listening required. I would have preferred an abridged version.
Business bent but engineering foundation. I read about 50 hours per month.
Required reading for anyone that wants to understand how they make decisions using their left (slow) and right (fast) mode of thinking.
Retired Library Media Specialist. Professor of Instructional Technology. Over 65 and living in Chicago.
I think that you need to listen more than once and have paper and pencil to write down what the author is saying in order to comprehend all of the examples. I had hoped for more technique and less biographical information about the author.
I would read more about mindfulness techniques. This is a study of research about the psychology of economics and what makes us purchase products we did not even want. The facts and studies are impressive. Relates to how are cognitive thoughts are influenced by our environment when it comes to advertising.
Keeps your interest.
Listen to it more than once. I had a difficult time accepting that educated people do not use their intelligence when purchasing stocks. I tested myself and realized he was correct about those who sell and buy stocks. We are to emotional about the products or services based on are personal experiences and we do not always look at the history and growth of the company in which we are thinking about investing before purchasing stock.
If you want to feel bad about your economic choices and how easily you can be influenced to behave in ways that make no logical sense, listen to this book.
Frankly speaking the narrator was absolutely monotone. Overall impression was off am extremely boring book.
Pleasantly surprised at the level to which what is revealed in the research, affects my life. Highly detailed, it might be too much for some. But I think it's worth it.
The book was an excellent educational tool from an expert in the field. While it had a few dry spells and was sometimes less effective at communicating its points without the visual aids as well as the recommended (in text) use of pen and paper during certain portions, it was overall extremely interesting and is filled with amusing antidotes, stories, author experiences, and comparisons. I recommend for anyone interested in the field or who enjoys reading on related subjects.
I loved this book because it explains in scientific detail so many of the human conditions of the mind, which resonated with me extremely well. Although this book spends more time talking about the problems with some of our quick and assuming "system 1" and lazy "system 2" thinking, it also reminds us of our incredible mental strength and teaches us how to recognize when we are more likely to make systematic errors. I recommend this book to everyone.