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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Annotation
Major "New York Times" bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the "New York Times Book Review" as one of the best books of 2011A "Globe and Mail" Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of "The Economist"s 2011 Books of the Year One of "The Wall Street Journal"s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

In the international bestseller, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by "The New York Times Book Review" as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking," Fast and Slow" is destined to be a classic.



Awards
2011  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2012  American Library Association Notable Books
2011  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

GenreNonFiction
Psychological
TopicsPsychology
Brain
Mind and body
Intuition
Emotions
Decision making
Problem solving
Human behavior
Happiness