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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kahneman, Daniel

(Audiobook CD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Kahneman's work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this book, he takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and the way we make choices.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, p2011
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
ISBN: 9780307989703
0307989704
Branch Call Number: CD- 153.42 K129t
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (20 hr., 2 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Egan, Patrick

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Demonstrates that without a doubt, we humans are so easily swayed away from rationality. Winner of multiple awards and honors in 2011 and 2012.


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Feb 01, 2014
  • JudithE rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book so much that when I had to return it because it cuoldn't be renewed, I went out and bought a copy. One caveat with the audible book: the author refers frequently to a pdf file which you can't see while driving! Also, the copy I had is getting a bit worn down and plays badly occasionally. But the usefulness of the *ideas*. Splendid.

Sep 24, 2013
  • modegirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a very 'thought' provoking book - absolutely no pun intended. If you are going to listen to the audio book, make sure that you download the accompanying PDF because that way you can follow along with the exercises that give you insight into your own thinking processes that will enhance your understanding of the discussion.

Aug 22, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm afraid I waited to long to review this one and forgot what I wanted to say. I listened to it, then got a copy of the book and was going to go back into the details, but never got around to it. I know there were some parts that really delighted and amazed me, some things I definitely felt were worth revisiting. Some real applications I'd love to consider in my workplace about the limits of intuition and the need for careful analysis and reflection. But at this point I think that means rereading from the start and taking proper notes, and I'm not in a place to do that at the moment. Sometime, though, I will, because this is a fascinating book about how our minds process information and how to use that knowledge to think more effectively.

Saw on NPR website with a review by David Brooks

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