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'Thinking, Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman

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Aaron Thibeault (thebookreporter) | 15 comments Just finished reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by the grandfather of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman. The book breaks down thinking into two systems: intuition and deliberation, and explores their interaction. The main argument of the book is that intuitive thinking often misleads us, and that it is important to know the many ways that it does so in order that we may catch the errors. Very interesting and useful stuff. I've written a full executive summary of the book available here:


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Levi Fletcher | 1 comments Aaron,
Thanks for posting your link to the review. His distinction between 1 and 2, and really, how powerful and influential 1 is despite being "hidden" from obvious view and observation were quite interesting. I found myself a bit skeptical of some of the ideas early on, but the "self quizzes" at the beginning were helpful to turn my "skeptic brain" off long enough to really hear his message.

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