Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow Summary

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 ten 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
Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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, 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.

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. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

Book Reviews


I love the idea3 star

The concept of this book is great. But the execution is painful. Arduous, repetitive writing that should’ve been torn apart earlier in the editing process.35

Samuel Aarón

Thinking5 star

I had to re read some of the paragraphs but I fully enjoyed it. It mkes you think differently about the way we..well...think!. The process and making us aware of that.55


Loved it!4 star

It’s an interesting book to read. It feels like this book is talking to me, while reading it. It’s an easy recommendation...45


Fantastic book, what's with the notes?4 star

Great book, really enjoying it. Trying. To figure out what the deal is with the notes. They seem to be about particular parts of the book with some extra detail provided but there are not footnotes nor links to get to them from the text in the ebook. Kind of annoying45


Amazing.5 star

This book is a long and difficult journey. But if you have the patience to read through it and be introspective on how the concepts apply to you and others in your life, you'll find that it was more than worth it.55


Interesting book!4 star

Really gave me a lot to think about.... recommend!45

Bo Atlanta

English Prof1 star

Not a native English speaker. The book is written in a very basic English. Kahneman should have hired a good translator to make it readable. There are thousands books that someone should read first before touching on this ABC. What for this guy got a Noble prize? Kahneman doesn't know the answer either.15


A Fascinating and Enlightening Read!5 star

I took my time reading through each chapter, trying to understand the implications of his research. Although the matierial was tough to get through at times, what I learned about the limits and nature of the human mind was worth every penny. There are important lessons in this book for anyone who wants to live their life with a sharp sense of self-awareness.55


word search and index poor2 star

the book is great. the problem and reason for the two star is either the publisher or iBooks have a problem. there are nopage numbers in the index, nor does clicking on the word in the index take you anywhere. double clicking brigs up dictionary. search engine very selective, couldn't find amygdala, nor golf25


Amazing5 star

A great addition for those who wanna know more about self, habits and thinking55

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