Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Macmillan, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
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Major New York Times bestseller

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader 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. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.


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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

I love the subject matter of this book and it has incredible insight, but I could not seem to read it for more than a few minutes a stretch. Then it hit me... What is the narrative? Where is this ... Read full review


User Review  - Jagdeep - Flipkart

Poor show and wastage of money, It is all around beating the bush. Other reviews has been mentioned as a marketing gimmick. Read full review

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Two Systems
The Characters of the Story
Attention and Effort
The Lazy Controller
The Associative Machine
Cognitive Ease
Norms Surprises and Causes
Intuitions Vs Formulas
When Can We Trust
The Outside View
The Engine of Capitalism
Bernoullis Errors
Prospect Theory
The Endowment Effect

A Machine for Jumping to Conclusions
How Judgments Happen
Answering an Easier Question Part II Heuristics and Biases
The Law of Small Numbers
The Science of Availability
Availability Emotion and Risk
Tom Ws Specialty
Less is More
Causes Trump Statistics
Regression to the Mean
Taming Intuitive Predictions
The Illusion of Understanding
The Illusion of Validity
Bad Events
The Fourfold Pattern
Rare Events
Risk Policies
Keeping Score
Frames and Reality
Two Selves 35 Two Selves
Life as a Story
Experienced WellBeing
Thinking About Life
Judgment Under Uncertainty
Choices Values and Frames

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About the author (2011)

Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.

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