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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: society, whaaaa, changemakers

Kludges and heuristics that served us well for avoiding ancient lions in Africa don't translate to modern life all the time. Rationality and consciousness contain overlapping mechanisms and automatic switching leading to half baked ideas viewed of as well reasoned hypothesis.

The book is a fascinating journey into these systems with well described experiments that researchers used to tease out what makes us tick. While the field is still a long way from full understanding, the book will tickle your fancy and provide useful warning signs when you might not be thinking something through.

I'd put this one up on the shelf next to Kludge, Nudge and the Invisible Gorilla. A very worthy read (and a pretty difficult one too).

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Reading Progress

March 6, 2012 – Shelved
May 20, 2012 – Started Reading
June 24, 2012 – Shelved as: society
June 24, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 29, 2015 – Shelved as: whaaaa
August 5, 2016 – Shelved as: changemakers

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