Thinking, Fast and Slow

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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...

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Barack Obama Former USA PresidentA few months ago, Mr. Obama read “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman, about how people make decisions — quick, instinctive thinking versus slower, contemplative deliberation. For Mr. Obama, a deliberator in an instinctive business, this may be as instructive as any political science text. (Source)

Bill Gates CEO/Microsoft[On Bill Gates's reading list in 2012.] (Source)

Naval Ravikant CEO & Co-Founder/AngelListRecommends this book

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Marc Andreessen Co-Founder/Andreessen HorowitzCaptivating dive into human decision making, marred by inclusion of several/many? psychology studies that fail to replicate. Will stand as a cautionary tale? (Source)

Ken Norton Recommends this book

Michael Shalyt [One of the five books Michael recommends to young people interested in his career path.] (Source)

Erik Rostad I call 2018 my Year of Kahneman. Until 2018, I had never heard of him but now I see him everywhere. I read this book towards the beginning of 2018 and after that, at least 1 in 4 of my other 52 books for 2018 referenced Kahneman. Not only did they reference him, they built key ideas in the book from Kahneman’s research. This was not only a good book, it’s an important and foundational book. (Source)

Gilles Bernhard I wasn't expecting anything particular from it, and feared to be overwhelmed by technical terms about how the brain works and such. But I am extremely happy with it! It is very simple and explains a lot of traps our mind falls into when making decisions. It definitely changes the way you make and see decisions in personal and business life. The book explores cognitive biases in everyday's life as well as in finance, marketing and business, and shows us what is the process thinking behind these biases. (Source)

Anant Jain This one is a deep dive into behavioral science and human psychology. It’s shocking, entertaining, and introduces you to the fallibility of your own brain in quite a delightful way. (Source)

Cody McLain Gave additional insight into how the human mind works, our inherit fallacies and biases. Understanding oneself better is one of the keys to living a better and more plentiful life. (Source)

Auston Bunsen That book really opened my eyes and changed the way I think. I try to open it and read random parts every now and then so I can just remind myself of some brilliant anecdote that illustrates one of his points. (Source)

Armina Sirbu It explains how our brains works without claiming this. So much better than other books that claim to do this. (Source)

Tudor Mihailescu Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is more than a book, it’s really a compendium of wisdom. As a result, you can only sip it slowly, it’s a very condensed writing. Kahneman proves, after many years of studies and an amazing partnership with a Amos Tversky, what huge gap lies between how we think we act/make decisions and how we really do. This has had an impact both on my professional life as well as personal one, in the broader area of decision making. With this “bible” under the belt, one can further study this space of decision making with other great works like Nudge (Thaler) or... (Source)

Michael Herrmann Summary of the life's work of a world-leading researcher in psychology, and his findings. Extremely interesting. (Source)

Ola Olusoga Like Charlie Munger once said: “I’ve long believed that a certain system - which almost any intelligent person can learn - works way better than the systems most people use [to understand the world]. What you need is a latticework of mental models in your head. And, with that system, things gradually fit together in a way that enhances cognition. Just as multiple factors shape every system, multiple mental models from a variety of disciplines are necessary to understand that system". You can read this book to start building a "latticework of mental models in your head". (Source)

John Lilly This book is amazing—it didn't change my mind, so much as it has changed the way I think. It helps to understand the difference between the way you make quick decisions, versus considered decisions—it takes different mechanisms in the brain. Understanding which you're doing at any given time can have a profound impact on what you ultimately decide. (Source)

Joshua Freedman What is the best book for emotional intelligence? Start with these! (Source)

Sega L'éveilleur Get your hands on this if your can. This is the best book on understanding human behavior. #psychology #SEGAsBookClub 🤓 (Source)

Kelly Vaughn @devspeed @RachelAppel Great book! (Source)

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Kigwangalla H. Seems to be a must read book. I will list it in my collection (Source)

Adam Townsend @echo_chamberz Read the book, it's great. PDFs are online (Source)

Derek Sivers If you liked 'Predictably Irrational' or 'Stumbling on Happiness' or any of those pop-psychology books, well, this is the Godfather of all of their work. (Source)

Bryan Johnson I started reading [this book] and I became increasingly convinced of my own fickleness and inability to actually act rationally in life. (Source)

Nigel Warburton Kahneman developed research with Amos Tversky, who unfortunately died young—I think it would have been a co-written book otherwise. It’s a brilliant book that summarizes their psychological research on cognitive biases, or is patterns of thinking, which all of us are prone to, which aren’t reliable. (Source)

Rose McDermott Both fast and slow thinking are susceptible to systematic biases. (Source)

Daniel Buttner It’s an amazing life’s work of a Nobel Prize winner and the insights into human bias are fascinating. To me, this is the modern continuation of Plato’s 'Allegory of the Cave'. (Source)

Chris Goward Here are some of the books that have been very impactful for me, or taught me a new way of thinking: [...] Thinking, Fast and Slow. (Source)

Gabriel Weinberg The books I keep coming back to are the ones where I took away lasting mental models. These include [...] Thinking, Fast and Slow (about cognitive bias models). (Source)

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