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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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really liked it
bookshelves: decision-science

The sources of bias section in my research design courses was usually the most interesting, since it gave you names and categories to the many errors we make, and ways of avoiding them. This book is chock-full of them, and they are described in a conversational tone and always accompanied by examples. I wish I could memorize this thing.
Some of the examples/chapters sag a little where it seems like we don't need any more ground covered to "get it" in a book like this (i.e. a bestseller written for a lay audience). Some of the explicitly financial areas of behavioral economics are retread quite a bit, to the point where I didn't want to pay attention. But that's illustrative of his work, right? Maybe I have an especially lazy system 2. Other than that minor detraction, his book is fantastic. Recommended for anyone that has made, will make, or is considering making a decision.

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January 12, 2015 – Shelved
January 12, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2015 – Started Reading
June 2, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 13, 2016 – Shelved as: decision-science

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