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Thinking, Fast and Slow | [Daniel Kahneman]

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.
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Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality. Read by the actor Patrick Egan.

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.

©2011 Daniel Kahneman (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited

What the Critics Say

"There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves... this is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read." (William Easterly, Financial Times)

"Absorbing, intriguing...By making us aware of our minds' tricks, Kahneman hopes to inspire individuals and organisations to identify strategies to outwit them" (Jenni Russell, Sunday Times)

"Profound ... As Copernicus removed the Earth from the centre of the universe and Darwin knocked humans off their biological perch, Mr. Kahneman has shown that we are not the paragons of reason we assume ourselves to be." (The Economist)

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  • Miss
    7/20/15
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    "Interesting Content"
    What did you like best about Thinking, Fast and Slow? What did you like least?

    It covers a highly interesting subject- how human minds work. But I found it quite difficult to listen to all the examples.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Kahneman again?

    Sure.


    What aspect of Patrick Egan’s performance might you have changed?

    Nothing.


    Was Thinking, Fast and Slow worth the listening time?

    It could have been more succinct or included the pdf download with the audiobook as the visual examples were lost on me!


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  • Mr J
    7/7/15
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    "Thoughtful piece"

    Enjoyed the high level overview of psychology and the way that Economic theory is slowly debunked.

    Wish I'd read this prior to being an undergrad.

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  • Prasad
    6/14/15
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    "interesting"

    Very well read. It is for everyone who is interested in knowing why we behave the way we behave

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judi DB
    5/31/15
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    "Excellent book - not for the novice psychologist though!"

    The reader's voice is consistent with my imagining of how Daniel Kahneman might sound. His voice made very dense material very clear and understandable.

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  • mp
    5/22/15
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    "An amazing book!!!"

    I am impressed with the depth a and comprehensive contents that book provides regarding the way how people think. It changes a lot for me. Thanks.

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  • Craig
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    5/5/15
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    "Now one of my favourite books!"

    Content was fascinating and well performed. loved it :)

    Recommended for anyone with a curiosity about how we make the decisions we do!

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  • Suneil
    5/1/15
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    "Brilliant"

    The first audiobook that I have also purchased as a paper book as well. Something I will read again and again, dipping into to improve decision making and develop practice in my field of work.

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  • Georgi Vladkov Petkov
    4/30/15
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    "This book must be studied at school."

    Groundbreaking ideas with vast implementation. You will regret it if you don't hear it or read it.

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  • MISS Z M SUMMERS
    4/6/15
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    "Excellent book"

    Great book - be aware it is very long. You can get the gist in the first 3 hours.
    Systems 1 & 2 thinking is useful to understand in many walks of life

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  • Benjamin
    4/2/15
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    "Perhaps The Most Important Book Of Your Life"

    If you want to understand yourself you need this book. It captures the power of thought so incredibly well.

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