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Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Major New York Times bestseller Over two million copies sold Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Daniel Kahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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Major New York Times bestseller Over two million copies sold Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Daniel Kahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous 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. Topping bestseller lists for almost ten years, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a contemporary classic, an essential book that has changed the lives of millions of readers.

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