The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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Publisher Description

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in 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. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2016
December 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

superbellsam ,

Excellent , Mind Warping Experience

I've read almost every book written by Michael Lewis and all have been thought provoking but this is the first that is "thought destroying". I deal with questions of judgement and decision making in uncertain conditions every day and have seen (and fallen prey) to many of the mistakes (or inaccuracies) in our thinking, expectations and "undoings". I would highly recommend this book to anyone that: wishes to understand themselves and their thinking more deeply, make better decisions, or perhaps have a competitive advantage in a business venture. One thing it will probably NOT help is building better relationships - most people will struggle with these concepts and some (like my wife) may see it as some type of indirect or Machiavellian approach to getting your way ("our human brain is flawed - let's try a better approach" does not go over very well). Still, I would rank this as Lewis' best, perhaps most meaningful, topic to date and that is the highest praise I can bestow.

juliamcorb ,

A life-changing book

It’s rare to find a book that resonates so powerfully and effectively to oneself - subconsciously enhancing our ability to see beyond the norm. Sparking creativity, insight, a needed understanding of purpose, thought, plans, ideas, that may well be lying subconsciously within ourselves. This book is powerful. It provided me direction to see deeper into relationships, to my work, to life, to my individual intentions and aspirations, that I know I am capable of, but never considered. The narrative, the story, Michael Lewis beautifully illustrates throughout this book, can create a new life beyond what we think we are capable of obtaining. Read it all the way through and hopefully you too, shall agree.

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