Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It enables you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
The phenomenal international bestseller - 2 million copies sold - that will change the way you make decisions
\'A lifetime\'s worth of wisdom\' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
\'There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Thinking, Fast and Slow\' Financial Times
Why is there more chance we\'ll believe something if it\'s in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman\'s Thinking, Fast and Slow.Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves...this is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read William Easterly Financial Times
Daniel Kahneman, geboren 1934 in Tel-Aviv, ist einer der weltweit einflussreichsten Kognitionspsychologen. Nach Stationen an der Hebrew University in Jerusalem und der University of British Columbia war er bis 1994 Professor an der University of California in Berkeley und hält seither die Eugene-Higgins-Professur für Psychologie an der Woodrow Wilson School der Princeton University. Kahnemann revolutionierte die Wissenschaft vom menschlichen Verhalten, indem er die Erkenntnisse der Hirnforschung und der Verhaltensbiologie zusammenführt und auf die Wirtschaftswissenschaften anwendet. Für seine Arbeit erhielt Kahneman zahlreiche Ehrenpreise namhafter Universitäten und wurde 2002 als erster Nicht-Ökonom mit dem Wirtschaftsnobelpreis ausgezeichnet.