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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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bookshelves: to-read, economics, hclibrary, summer12

Fascinating book on cognitive traps. Make no mistake: this is a book about magic, and reveals how human choices are subject to manipulation by circumstances (whether spontaneous or created).


p. 235 - Gary Klein, "Sources of Power"

p. 342 - "Except for the very poor, for whom income coincides with survival, the main motivators of money-seeking are not necessarily economic. ... [M]oney is a proxy for points on a scale of self-regard and achievement...[tahat] are all in our heads."

p. 390 - "Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me." (Of course, Gary Weber and the non-dualists would argue that this doesn't have to be the case!)

p. 402 - Focussing illusion: "Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it."

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November 26, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
July 1, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 29, 2012 – Shelved as: hclibrary
August 29, 2012 – Shelved as: economics
August 29, 2012 – Shelved as: summer12

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