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
"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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"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.
"Interesting insight into decision making"
An interesting and thorough investigation into human judgement and decision making drawing on a wealth of research and a lifetime of dedication to the subject. Would definitely read again. 10/10
"Full of interesting facts and practical advice "
Quite lengthy and sometimes academical and dry but worth reading. Enjoyed it very much. Eye-opening.
"Excellent book, but not a great audiobook."
The contents of this book are extremely good, but unfortunately it has too many figures, and too many thought experiments that involve juggling information for the audio format to be effective.
Rigorous,accessible and compelling
Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational as it also focuses on research into how we think and behave.
When we think we're thinking, who's really in charge?
Full of fascinating insights.
"Thinking is the name of the game"
This is one of the best books I have ever read, the thoughts and facts detailed in the book, ripple through work and social life. It explains a lot about yourself and others, but also has an impact on how we work. I work in Testing it has a big impact on how I will be testing going forward as I can take in other sources of information and streamline the testing.
Any other software testing book, you get more out of this than most of the books I have read so far.
What you see is all there is...
Listen or read it either way its a must
"Didn't work as an audiobook"
I would recommend the paper version, but not the audiobook. I found there were too many references to visual things, which would have been easier to look at. Also, it's impossible to interrupt the book as there aren't any chapters on the audiobook (the Audible app crashes all the time, so no point in using that) It requires a lot of attention to follow...if you're a visual person, I would recommend the book.
The narrator isn't very engaging. He has a nice voice, but isn't very dynamic.
"Could have told it quicker"
I's recommend this book to anyone who like me is interested in the mechanics of the human mind and why we make decisions in the way we do. I would not recommend it toanyone looking to improve their decision making as the book goes on at lenght to reinforce the same poiint over and over again with lenghty descriptions of testing carried out.
Nn abriged version might be better for most casual readers on human decisiveness.
"Very thought provoking"
I bought the audio first and based on some of the topics have now bought the book to re-read and understand in more depth. Some visuals are lost on you in the audio book when driving.
Some very interesting and thought provoking ideas and insights.
Speaks well and it is an enjoyable listen.
No. You need time to ponder on some of the items before moving on.
I found the book quite educating. It increased my knowledge of the human behavior. I have learnt a lot about my own behavior regarding risk taking and crave for insurance. I recommend it to everyone.
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