Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

This was one of the books from my book spa that I chose based on a heuristic by breaking the books I had to choose between into groups and picking one from each group. This was at the forefront of my mind reading this book, all about how we exchange hard decisions for easy ones.

The premise for the book is an exploration of how good humans are at intuitive statistics and an exploration of how our “intuition” is based on heuristics. Its a fascinating look at how our minds “frame” problems, even ones which are well within our mental abilities to understand.

Its a physchology book, but made sense to me, explaining how people behave perfectly normally whilst making decisions that analytically seem irrational. It also explains how difficult it is to shortcut those mechanisms however well you understand them rationally.

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