The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

· W. W. Norton & Company
84 reviews

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“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

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84 reviews
Adil Manzoor
March 30, 2017
The book introduced me to a way of thinking I hadn't before. However, the book is very drawn out: Mr. Lewis seems like he's in love with Amos and spends way too much time building his character and almost practically ignores building danny's character: some of the childhood stores of Amos & Danny are too detailed: meaning, it's hard for me to believe that several weren't made up. The best part is in the last few chapters: the beginning of the book is a waste of time. And overall, the theme is not easy to absorb, as the writing is poor and the ideas are very loosely constructed. Nevertheless, I finished it and will likely never read it again or recommend it to anyone: I finished it because I kept waiting for the concept of "undoing the mind" be explained and it was very poorly referenced towards the end of the book.
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Adam Nott
September 28, 2017
If I could give six starts to this book, I would. An incredible, insightful book about our ingrained fallacies and a biographical account of two of the most lucid individuals in psychology, I think this is both the best and most important book Mr. Lewis has ever written.
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Tom Brander
January 4, 2017
While Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow explains the theories expounded here the take and exposure to how they were derived is very well done and helpful Really irritated that it is not added to my Family account however... Only on mine...
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About the author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.

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