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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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really liked it
Read 2 times. Last read August 1, 2018 to August 18, 2018.

Now this is a tough book to place on a simple 5 star scale. The insights are definitely 5, the presentation is a bit dry and very detailed as is its intent. Of course for those with slightly less interest I see that this information is packaged in other more summary formats.

We have come such a long way since Subliminal Seduction of the '70s. This book highlights many many many ways that humans are non-rational in our choices and behaviours. This is probably more of a surprise for economists than for the general public.

A few snippets:
- pro golfers putt better to avoid a bogey than to earn a birdie
- $77,000 household income is just about perfect for happiness
- we retain happiness memory based on peak experiences and final experiences rather than the duration of our happiness.
- and many many more.

Definitely worth reading to get an insight into how we see the world - as opposed to reality.
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Reading Progress

January 12, 2016 – Started Reading
January 12, 2016 – Shelved
January 13, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 1, 2018 – Started Reading
August 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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