well compiled book on everyday psychological fallacies of the human mind. we delude ourselves all the time and don't even realize it. I enjoyed it!
If you are interested in this kind of subject you'll find just a collection of studies you mostly know already from similar titles that usually go more in-depth
this is a must read about flaws in how we think. it's based on rigorous research that it references but told in a hilarious manner. whether for every day decision making or setting up formal decision frameworks that improve the chance of success.
This is one of those books that tells you who you are. Kind of annoying, but very interesting. All I can say is I hope I'm not the "average" person described in many of the studies.
Perhaps it's because I am not so smart, as the book kept reminding me, but this was a tough one to get thorough without my mind wandering away every few minutes. I have a long commute, so listen to audiobooks while driving, and this one...something about the tone and lulling cadence of the narrator's voice coupled with stat after stat from endless experiments...I had a hard time NOT wanting to sleep. While driving! Some of the chapters were interesting, some had interesting points but kept repeating the same thing constantly. So, I get it, I'm not smart. For someone deeply interested in psychology, human behavior, or related topics from a research PoV, this is a great listen. For someone who wants to learn but is just a layperson listener, it's dry and a bit of a snooze.
I felt ir was a great psychological compilation eff though if the author kept saying "but then again, you're not so smart"....