The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Summary

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Book Reviews


A story of friendship3 star

For those interested in Amos and Danny’s work, read Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow. For those interested in a story of friendship, read this book. Amos and Danny are two different people whose minds work as one. The bravado of one earned him accolades the shyer one envied, and ultimately tore them apart. Death brought them back together. As usual, Micheal Lewis writes engaging prose that seamlessly blends this story of friendship with the complex psychology that bound it together.35


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Juan deRamos

Long read2 star

Didn’t understand why he had to go soooo deep into both Amos and Danny’s background. Opening loores you in with exciting real world example on b-ball, then goes all academic and story of both these guys which not sure it’s that relevant to what they achieved25


Who proofread this?1 star

This book is a disappointment. I’ve heard the author is very good, however, if this book is the example, I certainly can’t recommend him. I found several logic flaws in the book, for example, regarding the study on the names of famous people and your ability to recall lists of names made up of predominantly men or women; seems nobody proofread that section (if you buy the book, and actually pay attention while reading, you should easily be able to pick out this discrepancy). Several other examples of these discrepancies exist (which I will not fully describe for brevity). Also, the book seemed to ramble, for chapters it talked about the subjects’ history and unremarkable relationships, then it would switch to psychology and the research that was being done. In sum, if you are looking for accurate writing that won’t frustrate a detailed reader don’t read this book.15


How the two became one5 star

A great look at the birth of behavioural economics and a history of two iconic features in the study of the way we make decisions.55


25% through and no clue where it's going2 star

I love psychology but this book was just a bunch of draw out stories about Jewish guys with no real substance. Stopped reading.25

Beto de Bernal

Fascinating story5 star

Think fast and slow is a great book, a wonder. This book tells the story of two of the brightest minds of the world, spending a lifetime on writing a book. Easy to read, great narrative of one of the most prominent scientific pair in history55


Disappointing2 star

I eagerly await all of Michael Lewis's new books as I have read them all. This book unfortunately was not his best. The subject while interesting just droned on and on.25


10 stars5 star

My favorit author write about another favorit authors. Will give 10 stars if I can 😁👍55


Best offering by the Best writer of Our times!4 star

While opening the recesses of our mind to the hows and whys of our decisions, we are also treated to history details that will inspire and reward our efforts! Bravo Michael!45

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