Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

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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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - benkaboo - LibraryThing

Summary: Provocative book that suggests we are far less in control of how we think than we (or at least I) had any idea. Things I liked: Lots of evidence and experiments to back up his findings ... Read full review

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User Review  - PattyLee - LibraryThing

OK, I won't lie to you. Caveats first. I was an English major and I love science. Math, not so much. A couple of the chapters near the end of the book had my eyes crossing, but I did not give up and ... Read full review

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Remarkable and very informative book.

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One of the more consequential books I have read in a while. Although it's structure won't appeal to those who like scientific findings presented in story-like fashion (i.e., in the style of Malcolm Gladwell or Michael Lewis), the book's message more than makes up for whatever shortfall exists in the presentation. As I see it, the book's message is that there are so many repeated examples of how human's don't behave rationally as to question whether we should trust much of what we or others say or do without first taking the time to fully analyze the facts ourselves. Although I just completed the book, I can already tell it's causing me to think before I speak to a greater extent than before. Likewise, I'm also less prone to accept as truth much of what popular culture and science presents as fact. For someone like me, who tends to place a premium on accuracy, this is an important step forward... especially in a world increasingly inundated with fake news. 

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Thinking Fast and Slow is a great book for those who are interested in understanding how we make decisions, both good and bad, and want to improve their decision making process.
Kahneman divides
the decision making mind into two “systems.”
System 1 is the fast way of thinking, which is more intuitive and emotional (sort of like that mythical entrepreneur Eric Ries talks about in The Lean Startup).
System 2 is slower, more deliberate, and more logical (in the way Michael Gerber in The E-Myth Revisited says small business owners need to be).
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User Review  - steve02476 - LibraryThing

Terrific book! Well written and thought-provoking. Read full review

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