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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"Needs to be read, not listened to."
Interesting book, but lots of statistics thrown at the listener and quite a few references to figures make this a hard listen. Interesting content though but probably best read rather than audio book in all honesty.
"Content great, recording not great"
Excellent book but a poor recording, too many abrupt cuts and monotonous narration. Still worth it for the content though.
"Great book, some real eye opening facts "
Gets a bit difficult towards the end, but some amazing science that is put together well and very easy to listen to.
"Brilliant but America-centric"
Amazing and very informative book to listen to. My only gripe is that the author writes everythint for the American reader. He seems to assume all that is common knowledge in America is common knowledge everywhere. He even cites results of studies that were done in °C but converts them to Fahrenheit and then sticks to the imperial unit when talking about the study.
"Way too long"
100 pages should have done it. Academic performance to fill pages. I had to stop after ten hours as no new interesting insights were forthcoming.
I loved it. It made me thinking about many aspects of humans' way making decisions
"Great content, poor delivery"
I've listened to quite a few books on a similar subject or theme and this has to be one of the most dull and monotone deliveries I've ever listened to. I zoned out so many times. The actual content is good and useful when you can tune into it.
Yes, mind blowing about how our thinking system works
I enjoyed listening the content
Will listen again
"Hard going at times but very worth while"
I can't think of many occupations or even life choices that this book won't give you a better insight. I
"Ok but hard going"
Read similar books but found this one slow going and far from my favourite. I guess worth it if you want to learn about the subject matter.
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