Daniel Kahneman, a bestselling author, one of the brightest minds of our time, delivers a fascinating new book about the 2 major systems that control and define the way we think. Thinking, Fast and Slow is a tremendous effort, a detailed examination of the human mind. The first system is generally a lot faster than the second one and is emotional and intuitive. The second system is much slower, but, at the same time, it's far more logical and controlled, not driven by emotions or instant decisions.
If only we could fully understand how these 2 complex systems that define our actions and judgment work, we would be able to find the key to confidence, cognitive biases, or maybe even predict what will make us sad or happy in the years to come. Daniel Kahneman has been studying psychology for his whole life, and this book is his textbook of sorts, a manuscript for those people who want to learn more about their own minds and try to control the way they act and make decisions.
And, while this is a "technical" book, the author talks about sophisticated things in a brisk, grasping manner and reveals exactly when we should or shouldn't trust our intuition and how we can use the concept of slow thinking (system 2) to our own advantage. The book is full of practical, down-to-Earth and pretty inspiring insights on how we, the human beings, make our decisions in day-to-day life (both in work and in our personal time). Kahneman offers several techniques that we can use and improve the way we behave ourselves.
The critics call Thinking, Fast and Slow one of the most fundamental works in the genre, a must-have for all the corporate folks that can learn so much more from this book. In business and management, proper thinking is the key to success, and Daniel Kahneman is the man who knows everything there is to know about that.