Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

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In the major New York Times bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman takes us on a journey through our mind and delves into two systems that drive the way we think. According to the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, system 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional whereas System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. 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.

In the book, Kahneman offers practical insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives, as well as how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. 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. A book to add to your weekend reading list, this book will delight you immensely.

 

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Xin Ni is a final year Sociology student at the National University of Singapore. As an intern at Digne Consult, she manages the Young Professional page and writes for its blog. She enjoys reading up on intercultural communication and baking in her free time.

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