The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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 Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original paper...

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Title:The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author:Michael Lewis
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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Reviews

  • Maryam
    Mar 13, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

  • David
    Feb 28, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

  • Diane
    Sep 10, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

  • Kressel Housman
    Jun 02, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

  • Don Gorman
    Dec 14, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

  • Trish
    Dec 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 conseque...

  • Brina
    Nov 30, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

  • James
    Aug 08, 2018

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

    Michael Lewis is a great story-teller and his latest book ?The Undoing Project? is as good as the previous ones. This is a biography of two Israeli psychologists who had such an impact on economics that one of them ? Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize. This is also a biography o...

    Michael Lewis, the author of ?Moneyball? and ?The Big Short? has an amazing ability to write fascinating books about subject matters that I normally find mind-numbingly boring: sports and the economy. His talent lies in the ability to find people---the outliers, the rebels, the...

    I loved learning about two very smart men. This is biographical about two men Daniel Kahneman (DK) and Amos Tversky (AT). There is a little about their backgrounds. Most of this is about their work, discoveries, and interaction as adults. They had a close partnership for about ten y...

    The bulk of the book covers the fascinating work undertaken by two Israeli academics to show that economic theory based on rational actors ignores that humans are not rational. While this seems like an obvious point from personal experience any economics course predating their work bra...

  • Jane Stewart
    Apr 11, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

    Michael Lewis is a great story-teller and his latest book ?The Undoing Project? is as good as the previous ones. This is a biography of two Israeli psychologists who had such an impact on economics that one of them ? Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize. This is also a biography o...

    Michael Lewis, the author of ?Moneyball? and ?The Big Short? has an amazing ability to write fascinating books about subject matters that I normally find mind-numbingly boring: sports and the economy. His talent lies in the ability to find people---the outliers, the rebels, the...

    I loved learning about two very smart men. This is biographical about two men Daniel Kahneman (DK) and Amos Tversky (AT). There is a little about their backgrounds. Most of this is about their work, discoveries, and interaction as adults. They had a close partnership for about ten y...

  • Nelson Zagalo
    Mar 18, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

  • David Rush
    Dec 12, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

  • Oleksandr Zholud
    Apr 10, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

    Michael Lewis is a great story-teller and his latest book ?The Undoing Project? is as good as the previous ones. This is a biography of two Israeli psychologists who had such an impact on economics that one of them ? Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize. This is also a biography o...

  • John
    Jan 17, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

  • L.A. Starks
    Jan 02, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

  • Scott Rhee
    Mar 08, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

    Michael Lewis is a great story-teller and his latest book ?The Undoing Project? is as good as the previous ones. This is a biography of two Israeli psychologists who had such an impact on economics that one of them ? Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize. This is also a biography o...

    Michael Lewis, the author of ?Moneyball? and ?The Big Short? has an amazing ability to write fascinating books about subject matters that I normally find mind-numbingly boring: sports and the economy. His talent lies in the ability to find people---the outliers, the rebels, the...

  • Jan Rice
    Jun 08, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

  • Andrew Smith
    Oct 26, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

  • Amy
    Jul 19, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

  • Jake
    Dec 19, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

  • Chase DuBois
    Feb 05, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

  • Ints
    Dec 11, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

  • Michael Perkins
    Dec 09, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Dec 26, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

  • Mie
    Apr 18, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

  • Darwin8u
    Feb 02, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

  • Nancy Regan
    Jun 14, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

  • Jay Green
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

  • Conor
    Dec 01, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...

    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...

    If Kahneman and Tversky were giving talks today, they'd be YouTube/TED talk stars. While I first became acquainted with their work during business school, Lewis more comprehensively outlines how their take on psychology has so profoundly affected the discipline of economically-rati...

    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...

    O novo livro de Michael Lewis, autor do enorme sucesso ?Moneyball? (2003) passado a filme homónimo em 2011 com Brad Pitt, é uma montanha russa de emoções. Usando como tema de fundo a amizade entre dois cientistas que revolucionaram a psicologia, Lewis leva-nos a conhecer o duo,...

    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...

    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...

    A better subtitle: "The End of the Affair" I'll justify my rating of this bromance soon. Update 9/5/17 - ok, I think I've calmed down enough to do this properly.... So this story is basically a science boy-meets-boy, they have unequal/semi-abusive but productive (in terms of paper...

    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...

    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...

    I think it's a reflection of how much behavioural economics has become part of the mainstream that the story recounted by Lewis no longer has the power to surprise that it might have had a decade ago. This is fairly run-of-the-mill stuff for anyone who's been paying attention. I for on...

    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...

    Michael Lewis is a great story-teller and his latest book ?The Undoing Project? is as good as the previous ones. This is a biography of two Israeli psychologists who had such an impact on economics that one of them ? Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize. This is also a biography o...

    Michael Lewis, the author of ?Moneyball? and ?The Big Short? has an amazing ability to write fascinating books about subject matters that I normally find mind-numbingly boring: sports and the economy. His talent lies in the ability to find people---the outliers, the rebels, the...

    I loved learning about two very smart men. This is biographical about two men Daniel Kahneman (DK) and Amos Tversky (AT). There is a little about their backgrounds. Most of this is about their work, discoveries, and interaction as adults. They had a close partnership for about ten y...

    The bulk of the book covers the fascinating work undertaken by two Israeli academics to show that economic theory based on rational actors ignores that humans are not rational. While this seems like an obvious point from personal experience any economics course predating their work bra...

    The story of Daniel Kahneman and his erstwhile companion Amos Tversky, and their creation of the field of behavioral economics. This was informative and quirky--these guys kind of propounded all of these very provocative and innovative theories on their own!--but also very poignant and...

  • WhatIReallyRead
    Nov 18, 2017

    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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...

    This book is a major departure from Lewis's other books, of which I have read many. He usually has a single narrative arc from beginning to end, which has served him well, but is missing in this book. I was quite interested in the topic given I have read "Thinking, Fast and Slow" t...

    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...

    What I expected: a popular science book about psychology and the way human brain works. What it actually was: a biogaphy. And here I discovered that apparently, biographies are not really my thing. Haven't had much experience with them previously. Probably wouldn't have picked th...

  • Christy
    Dec 19, 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 conseque...

    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 th...

    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, F...

    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, an...

    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 inh...

    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 layma...

    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. ...

    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...

    ?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 smarte...

    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 to...