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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'International Author of the Year' 2012.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 3 June 2012.

This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It enables you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'International Author of the Year' 2012.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 3 June 2012.

The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking.

Reviews

'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

'[Thinking, Fast and Slow] is wonderful, of course. To anyone with the slightest interest in the workings of his own mind, it is so rich and fascinating that any summary would seem absurd' -- Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair

About the Author

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is a Senior Scholar at Princeton University, and Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Daniel Kahneman

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

The Real World
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Intelligence & reasoning
Popular psychology

ISBN

9780141033570

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