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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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it was ok
bookshelves: csaf-2016

I didn't actually read everything in this book. The concept of two parts of the brain or two systems of thinking - one that makes snap assessments and the other for rationalizations - is intriguing; ultimately, however, the writing is so academic in nature that I couldn't get into the topic. In essence, I found it boring. I had checked this out from Overdrive and couldn't finish get past the second chapter on the first lending period. I checked it out again when it was available and finally just gave up. I would rather do many things than be bored reading. I even tried the shorter academic paper that inspired the development of the subject into the entire book. Even the academic paper bored me and I gave up.

The true Cliff notes for me: the human brain has two systems of thinking. One makes snap assessments and the other slow, comparatively deep thinking rationalizations. When a topic needs to be assessed or given any due thought, snap judgements - even by experts - are far more likely to end up inaccurate.

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Reading Progress

October 8, 2015 – Started Reading
October 8, 2015 – Shelved
October 14, 2015 –
October 14, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 27, 2016 – Finished Reading
September 17, 2017 – Shelved as: csaf-2016

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