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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Kahneman's seminal book on cognitive bias and decision theory focuses on 3 areas of his research. The first is the idea of 2 different ways the brain thinks, which he calls System 1 and System 2. System 1 is fast, subconscious, and pattern-driven, while System 2 is slow, calculating, and thoughtful.

The second is the concept of 2 selves: the remembering self and the experiencing self, which makes sense of why we spend more time capturing memories than enjoying the view. The last concept is the difference between econs and humans, the former being logical and market-based, while the latter being irrational and emotion-based.

All of this provides a foundation for why we as humans think we are rational, but sometimes act irrationally. It's really written well. It's just really long...

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March 3, 2015 – Shelved
March 3, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
March 22, 2015 – Started Reading
July 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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