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Summary of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Narrated by: Cathi Colas
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Publisher's Summary

Daniel Kahneman explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, deliberate, and logical. Kahneman exposes capabilities and the faults and biases of fast thinking and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior.

He explains the impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies; the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future; the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home; and the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation.

Engaging the listener in a lively conversation about how we think, 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 business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

To help you deeply understand the book, this audio summary offers: 

  • Chapter summaries, broken down by subsections 
  • Definitions and explanations of the terminology used 
  • Suggested further information of Kahneman's research
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I LOVE IT

This book nicely presents Kahneman's views which explains how we, as humans, often think and behave irrationally due to faulty intuition, biases, and erroneous mental shortcuts, and how these patterns of thought can hold us back.

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Fast and slow

This Book Is Great! Colorful, easy to read and Understand,, Step by Step! Worth every penny!
Would Highly recommend this book!

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Useful resource

The original book is more than 500 pages long and seeing it as an advice book, I think a lot of vital stuff had to be cut to make this book or maybe it is to prevent copyright issues.

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Best summary

This summary and analysis book looked like the kind of book I needed and it was exactly what I got.

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highly suggested

This is an extremely informative book with such a low price. I highly appreciate this book to be read as a supplement to the original book of Kahneman.

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decent guide

This informative book introduces you to the Kahneman’s main concepts about thinking. The book has a great way of presenting the information in Summarizing it.

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complete guide

Still I learned some things in this summary and look forward to more when I buy the original.

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Great summary

I never read or even heard of Thinking Fast and Slow until I heard it mentioned in this webinar I partipicated in. So excited to buy the book but I wanted to check out a preview first.

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nice book

This book is extremely comprehensive, yet none of the material can be considered "filler" nor did I consider any of it to be boring in any way.

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amazing

I've already purchased two copies of this for my friends because I considered it so enlightening and eye-opening.

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  • Rudy
  • 07-05-18

Fantastic. Enjoy this book.

My hats off to this author for making the principles about the functioning of systems so easily accessible to us by looking at common day-to-day systems that we see or participate in, in light of these principles.

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  • D. James
  • 07-05-18

Highly recommend it!

Provided a great introduction to Systems Thinking. Very practical information that can be applied right away. I would recommend this book for beginners to Systems Thinking.

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  • DAISY
  • 07-05-18

Quick Listen.

Insightful look at a different mode of thinking. Intriguing title, well thought out and worthy content. I was a little surprised at how much systems thinking could be applied to every area of life, despite not really being familiar with it. Good weekend listen.

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  • Disgruntled
  • 10-12-18

Very boring narration,almost robotic.

Dull narration. Very hard to keep concentrated when narratiom is so drab, especially when considering the subject matter can be heavy at times. This one is better served reading than listening.

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  • Afshin Mehrabani
  • 07-26-18

Very bad voice

I don’t feel engaged when I listen to this book. I didn’t like the voice.

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  • Metcalfe
  • 07-06-18

Good Book.

This is a very good book. It breaks down the steps on must logically achieve to organizing your life and thoughts and actions with common sense.

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  • M. Lamb
  • 07-06-18

Well.

Does a good job of codifying the bought processes for thinking of things as systems. Good for people who already think this way, as it’ll connect much more easily

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  • Lora
  • 07-06-18

Great exploration.

For those interested in an in-depth look at systems thinking, the author provides an extensive list of references to explore. The citations are well done, making it easy to locate which resources to utilize for further exploration.