The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Best-selling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematical...

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Title:The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author:Michael Lewis
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ISBN:0393254593
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:362 pages

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Reviews

  • Michael Perkins
    Dec 09, 2016
    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" three times, which ...
  • Jan Rice
    Jan 23, 2017
    After reading about this book, I pre-ordered it, six months before its release date. It's about the work of the psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who published Thinking, Fast and Slow in 2011 and his late collaborator, Amos Tversky. Thinking, Fast and Slow had a big impact on me. Moreover, The Undoing P...
  • 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 consequential colla...
  • Darwin8u
    Feb 02, 2017
    “He suggested a new definition of the nerd: a person who knows his own mind well enough to mistrust it.” ― Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our MindsTversky Intelligence Test: "The faster you realized Tversky was smarter than you, the smarter you were."I l...
  • Christy
    Dec 19, 2016
    To start with the mundane and annoying: for a book with this much technical content, terms, and names an index almost seems a necessity, yet none was provided. More foot/endnotes and perhaps a fuller bibliography would be helpful, too. We must support the popularization of scholarly topics, and I?...
  • David Rush
    Dec 12, 2016
    I will be bold, and confidently tell you what this book is all about...Humans making decisions are inherently handicapped by systematic biases that make them think they are being logical, but often, or possibly usually, are not. And Mankind longs for certainty but we live in an inherently uncertain ...
  • L.A. Starks
    Jan 02, 2017
    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-rational (or not so ra...
  • John
    Jan 17, 2017
    First of all, I feel somewhat guilty about the rating. Some parts of the book I liked very much. Michael Lewis writes well but I believe he has fallen short here. Lewis is best at setting up an underdog who beats the system (in sports, the financial markets, etc.). He has attempted the same here abo...
  • David
    Feb 28, 2017
    This is a great story about two genius psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They did groundbreaking research that led to improved understanding of how we make decisions. Although their personalities were total opposites, they found themselves enthralled with one another, and collaborated...
  • Nelson Zagalo
    Mar 18, 2017
    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,...