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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction, mind-blowing, psychology, mustread

This was a great enlightening read. A bit long. But the length of explanations and dozens of examples were needed to fully deliver the ideas. Ideas that are sometimes quite difficult to adopt.
Basically, it is about human irrationality. And how we make stupid logical mistakes in our decisions.
And I would recommend it to anyone, but I know that no one will read it because it is so long.
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Quotes Simoroshka Liked

Daniel Kahneman
“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“You know you have made a theoretical advance when you can no longer reconstruct why you failed for so long to see the obvious.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“Because we tend to be nice to other people when they please us and nasty when they do not, we are statistically punished for being nice and rewarded for being nasty.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“You inability to reconstruct past beliefs will inevitably cause you to underestimate the extent to which you were surprised by past events.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“Mood evidently affects the operation of System 1: when we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
“The various causes of ease or strain have interchangeable effects. When you are in a state of cognitive ease, you are probably in a good mood, like what you see, believe what you hear, trust your intuition, and feel that the current situation is comfortably familiar. You are also likely to be relatively casual and superficial in your thinking. When you feel strained, you are more likely to be vigilant and suspicious, invest more effort in what you are doing, feel less comfortable, and make fewer errors, but you also are less intuitive and less creative as usual.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow


Reading Progress

July 29, 2014 – Shelved
July 29, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
June 12, 2015 – Started Reading
July 6, 2015 –
page 250
59.81%
July 16, 2015 – Shelved as: nonfiction
July 16, 2015 – Shelved as: mind-blowing
July 16, 2015 – Shelved as: psychology
July 16, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 2, 2016 – Shelved as: mustread

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