Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.
The Undoing Project is about the fascinating collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield―both had important careers in the Israeli military―and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind.
Partisan hit job
I’ve read all of Michael Lewis’ books. I’m sure a lot of the observations here are accurate but they are completely tainted by his politics. It’s like MSNBC wrote this. If you are a liberal you will love it. If you’re a conservative you won’t get past chapter 2. If you are unaffiliated I challenge you to see this as an unbiased opinion piece. I never would have known Lewis’ political bent until I read this. I will not read another one of his books.
No Table of Contents
Loved the book. Fantastic book. But selling audio books w/o meaningful Tables of Contents should be illegal. Track 1...Track 16 is useless and frustrating.