Not as good as 'The Drunkard's Walk' but in all a good book. Seems a little short compared to his other work. I found it interesting and as always he has great examples. But overall it could have been better. If you are new to Mlodinow I would say read TDW instead.
Likely everybody knows that our behaviour if affected by subconscious. But few people know how much it is affected and in what ways. The author does a great job at covering that and educating all of us on how to be more rational and avoid bias
finished with ease. my favorite part besides the fascinating stories that are designed as metaphors to prove a point that the subconscious has a underdeveloped power that passes below our threshhold of intent. I really enjoyed learning about dominant and submissive behaviors.
A fascinating read. I think everyone could learn something (or rather a great deal) about themselves and their inner workings by reading (or listening) to this book. It really makes you question your preconceived notions about behavior and motivation. It is filled with studies to prove its claims. And the anecdotes are fun and entertaining.
1- He reads too fast and some words are not very clear (English isn't my first language though)
2- I would rather to learn about more recent studies and findings about our subliminal, even though I am not familiar with the more basic stuff
3- it is not clear how he prioritized the topics that are covered here. Why he thinks these are the most important ones?
I have read a couple books about your unconscious mind and this one was well done, with interesting and thought provoking research studies. I learned more than I expected and would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in research based finding vs people's opinions