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About the Book

Thinking, Fast and Slow

In his groundbreaking tour of the mind’s machinery, Daniel Kahneman, a renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, presents us with 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 loss aversion and 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.

Kahneman’s ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields, including economics, medicine, and politics. 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. Rich with practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both business and our personal lives, Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking.

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

  • Publication Date: April 2, 2013
  • Genres: Psychology
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374533555
  • ISBN-13: 9780374533557