The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Read Online Free - 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.

Title : The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
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ISBN : 0393354776
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Trish rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2016

This nonfiction is unlike others Michael Lewis has offered us. In this he tries the trick of explaining confusion by demonstrating confusion, but near the end of this work we appreciate again Lewis’ distinctive clarity and well-developed sense of irony as he addresses a very consequential collabo...

Brina rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

Being a baseball lover, one of my favorite books is Michael Lewis' Moneyball where he follows the low budget 2002 Oakland A's during their remarkable, division winning season. I found this book informative while also exploring the business of baseball. What made this book special is that Lewis ma...

Jan rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

Originally reviewed in January, 2017 After reading about this book, I pre-ordered it, six months before its release date. It's about the work of the psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who published Thinking, Fast and Slow in 2011 and his late collaborator, Amos Tversky. Thinking, Fast and Slow had a bi...

David rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2017

This is a great story about two genius psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They did groundbreaking research that led to improved understanding of how we make decisions. Although their personalities were total opposites, they found themselves enthralled with one another, and collabora...

Andrew rated it ★★★☆☆

October 27, 2017

Amos Tversky and David Kahneman are psychologists who met in Israel in the 1960’s. Though very different in personality, they became very close friends and went on to collaborate in producing a number of papers concerning what came to be known as behavioural economics – or in layman’s terms, the...

David rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 2016

I will be bold, and confidently tell you what this book is all about...Humans making decisions are inherently handicapped by systematic biases that make them think they are being logical, but often, or possibly usually, are not. And Mankind longs for certainty but we live in an inherently uncerta...

Diane rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

It is a testament to Michael Lewis' writing that chunks of the psychological research featured in this book were beyond my comprehension, and yet I still enjoyed reading it.

John rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 06, 2017

First of all, I feel somewhat guilty about the rating. Some parts of the book I liked very much. Michael Lewis writes well but I believe he has fallen short here. Lewis is best at setting up an underdog who beats the system (in sports, the financial markets, etc.). He has attempted the same here...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

“He suggested a new definition of the nerd: a person who knows his own mind well enough to mistrust it.” ― Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds Tversky Intelligence Test: "The faster you realized Tversky was smarter than you, the smarter you were." I love Michael...

Christy rated it ★★★☆☆

December 24, 2016

To start with the mundane and annoying: for a book with this much technical content, terms, and names an index almost seems a necessity, yet none was provided. More foot/endnotes and perhaps a fuller bibliography would be helpful, too. We must support the popularization of scholarly topics, and I...

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