The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
By Michael Lewis
- Release Date: 2016-12-06
- Genre: Science & Nature
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
“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.
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By Juan deRamos
Didn’t understand why he had to go soooo deep into both Amos and Danny’s background. Opening loores you in with exciting real world example on b-ball, then goes all academic and story of both these guys which not sure it’s that relevant to what they achieved
Who proofread this?
This book is a disappointment. I’ve heard the author is very good, however, if this book is the example, I certainly can’t recommend him. I found several logic flaws in the book, for example, regarding the study on the names of famous people and your ability to recall lists of names made up of predominantly men or women; seems nobody proofread that section (if you buy the book, and actually pay attention while reading, you should easily be able to pick out this discrepancy). Several other examples of these discrepancies exist (which I will not fully describe for brevity). Also, the book seemed to ramble, for chapters it talked about the subjects’ history and unremarkable relationships, then it would switch to psychology and the research that was being done. In sum, if you are looking for accurate writing that won’t frustrate a detailed reader don’t read this book.
How the two became one
A great look at the birth of behavioural economics and a history of two iconic features in the study of the way we make decisions.
25% through and no clue where it's going
I love psychology but this book was just a bunch of draw out stories about Jewish guys with no real substance. Stopped reading.
By Beto de Bernal
Think fast and slow is a great book, a wonder. This book tells the story of two of the brightest minds of the world, spending a lifetime on writing a book.
Easy to read, great narrative of one of the most prominent scientific pair in history
I eagerly await all of Michael Lewis's new books as I have read them all. This book unfortunately was not his best. The subject while interesting just droned on and on.
My favorit author write about another favorit authors. Will give 10 stars if I can 😁👍
Best offering by the Best writer of Our times!
While opening the recesses of our mind to the hows and whys of our decisions, we are also treated to history details that will inspire and reward our efforts! Bravo Michael!
Goes nowhere, slowly
By Bigal 788
I've loved every other book this man has written. This is not one of those books. It starts off in a rather interesting manner with an interesting premise, and then takes you on this journey that goes on and on and on and never develops. I couldn't make it past chapter 5.
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