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Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

  • Release Date: 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 3.5
From 1,914 Ratings


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 ten 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
Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

In his mega 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.


  • Great book, but unnecessarily long

    By archilny
    The book is interesting and explains well human behavior and mind. Unnecessarily long- could be 1/3 the length and convey the same ideas.
  • Insightful and Applicable

    By YostFx
    I got to learn more about how the mind works, and where we become susceptible to psychological bias. I’m the decision-maker for my company. I found the lessons learned very applicable to decisions I’m routinely confronted with. I especially appreciated learning more about the effects of framing, anchoring, and presenting losses versus gains. As the author says in the final pages of the conclusion, I’m not sure if I’m any better now at avoiding the errors myself, but it’s easier for me to spot as an observer!
  • Wow

    By LC229
    So many amazing takeaways. It’s hard to even describe the depths of knowledge in this book, but I found myself applying the ideas to my life immediately.
  • Absolute Necessity

    By Hddgiiytewad
    This is one of the most important texts I’ve ever read in my life.
  • I love the idea

    By exmsft
    The concept of this book is great. But the execution is painful. Arduous, repetitive writing that should’ve been torn apart earlier in the editing process.
  • Thinking

    By Samuel Aarón
    I had to re read some of the paragraphs but I fully enjoyed it. It mkes you think differently about the way we..well...think!. The process and making us aware of that.
  • Loved it!

    By khadanga
    It’s an interesting book to read. It feels like this book is talking to me, while reading it. It’s an easy recommendation...
  • Fantastic book, what's with the notes?

    By GasKidakaWolfeKid
    Great book, really enjoying it. Trying. To figure out what the deal is with the notes. They seem to be about particular parts of the book with some extra detail provided but there are not footnotes nor links to get to them from the text in the ebook. Kind of annoying
  • Amazing.

    By merc4hire.chris
    This book is a long and difficult journey. But if you have the patience to read through it and be introspective on how the concepts apply to you and others in your life, you'll find that it was more than worth it.
  • Interesting book!

    By bookreviewer12
    Really gave me a lot to think about.... recommend!