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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

Riddle me this: "If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets"—100 minutes or 5 minutes (65)? If you answered "100 minutes," you're not ... Read full review

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

I liked most of this book. The author's presentation is enlightening when he lets readers test their intuitive response before discussing the matter in more detail. I learned a lot especially from ... Read full review

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User Review  - SheilaDeeth - LibraryThing

If you walk in the woods at night and see a line across the path, might it be a snake? Luckily your System 1 thought process warns you of danger and you stop. Then System 2 takes over, analyses the ... Read full review

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User Review  - stretch - LibraryThing

So Thinking Fast and Slow is not my typical sort of popular science. In fact if it weren't for the great reviews it got on CR and all the hype after its publication, I'd probably would've passed on ... Read full review

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User Review  - castiron - LibraryThing

Thought-provoking, and makes me look at my own habits of thought more carefully -- did I make that decision with System 1 or System 2, and was that appropriate? Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economics, and this book carefully analyses studies involving human decision-making. While the conclusions are more "bad news" for the Austrian/Chicago school of ... Read full review

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

No surprise that h. Sapiens is subject to emotionally driven prejudice, snap judgement and leaping to biassed conclusions, Or that rationality is hard work, and not always present when we imagine it ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Fascinating discussion about how we humans make decisions, economic or otherwise. I particularly enjoyed the way Kahneman illustrated his points by first having readers try various exercises which made the book somewhat interactive and reinforced the observations that Kahneman makes. Read full review

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User Review  - shirleybell - LibraryThing

I had been looking forward to reading this, ever since it first came out, but I was a little disappointed that it was so detailed - which made the book seem rather repetitive, and for me, spoilt what was such an interesting topic. Read full review

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User Review  - heike6 - LibraryThing

The beginning was great, but then the author got so into disproving this one theory that he went on and on and I gave up on the book. Read full review


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