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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Outstanding in the genre, not to be missed. Fascinating and illuminating. Having listened, I intend to read the book in order to learn the valuable lessons more deeply.
"Wow, what a fascinating book, and totally see my 2 "systems" at play (remembering self wise anyway)"
Really complex subject, and it is covered in great depth here and at a sensible level, although I'm sure it only scratches the surface of behavioural economics and cognitive ease. Would recommend for any who is interested in psychology, statistics or economics - especially the intersection- DK is also a super interesting guy and his insights and approach are truly inspirational. Got s bit bored of the narrator's voice after 20 hours but don't be put off! Well Worth it
"Interesting but sometimes overwhelming"
The books is quite good and interesting. Full of useful insights but sometimes could stress too much on data and on some detailed analysis. Most of the time can be enjoyed as almost a casual reading but I found you'll need to pay a lot of attention to it if you want to get the most of it.
In some ways much of the research in this book is not surprising but the detail makes it utterly compelling, and the personality of the author shines through in this book too.
"This is a must read"
Could not bring out any specific group of people this book is a must read. It is essential for living and helping others to live happy and productive life.
Worth every penny.
"Food for Thought! "
This book is a modern classic, it will definitely change your mind! I loved it!
Excellent description of how the mind processes information and the factors that affect the decision making process. A must read!
"Summarize in short"
I want to know the symptoms and or causes to overcome the problems but I'm brief please. Could you release a 3 hour version of this book for people like me with less reading and or listening skills'. This book is very long and detailed for me.
"complex and intelligent "
not what I expect. A heavy lecture style read. not for me I'm afraid, very detailed.
It covers a highly interesting subject- how human minds work. But I found it quite difficult to listen to all the examples.
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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