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The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
“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.
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BIG SHORT AND FLASH BOYS 'A gripping account of how two psychologists reshaped the way we think ... What a story it is' Sunday Times 'You'll love it ... full of surprises and no small degree of tragedy' Tim Harford In 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But they were both obsessed with the human mind - and both happened to be geniuses. Together, they would change the way we see the world. 'An enchanted collaboration ... During the final pages, I was blinking back tears' The New York Times 'My favourite writer full stop. Engages both heart and brain like no other' Daily Telegraph 'Brilliant, a wonderful book, a masterclass' Spectator 'Psychology's Lennon and McCartney ... Lewis is exactly the storyteller they deserve' Observer
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two Israeli psychologists, collaborated on a series of radical studies that became the foundation of behavioral economics forty years ago. Considered one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, the two started a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, government regulation, and much of Michael Lewis’s own work. The Undoing Project shows the story of how the Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind changed how we perceive reality.
Summary, Analysis & Review of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project by Instaread Preview: The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds explores the relationship and psychological theories of two Israeli academics, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose ideas about human judgment and decision-making established the field of behavioral economics. The two men’s collaborative work began with an audacious premise: that humans are not rational decision-makers. Rational decision-making was the cornerstone of both the psychology of decision-making and the field of economics in the 1970s, but Kahneman and Tversky asserted that people’s judgment was swayed by their emotions, not their intellects. They tested this theory in a variety of ways, which led them to co-write a series of influential papers about judgment and how decisions are made. The sheer force of these concepts was such that, although they ran contrary to conventional wisdom, people instantly comprehended their truth. They soon became academic stars, although Tversky’s accolades came much faster… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project by Instaread: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Summary The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
The Undoing Project - A Complete Summary The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis never would have happened without another of his best-sellers, Moneyball. In Moneyball, Michael Lewis examined Oakland's "A" statistical approach to building a winning baseball team and how it made a huge impact in the world of sports and popular culture. After Lewis wrote this book, he received a critique accusing him of ignoring the work of two Israeli psychologists - Daniel Khaneman and Amos Tversky. 'The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds' is a chronicle of the lives of these two men. In this book, tells their stories both individually and together. It also serves as a populist primer for their academic theories. Both of these men studied psychology at Hebrew University and continued their studies at the University of Michigan. They two of them met at Hebrew University, and their ideas just collided. The Undoing Project is divided includes several statistical explanations along with the stories of the scientists' lives. Because their work holds significance for the field of economics, this is actually a science book encapsulated inside the biography of two men. Here Is A Preview of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Undoing Project.
The Undoing Project by Billionaire Mind Publishing
| Book Summary | The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis (With Bonus) Get the kindle version for free when you purchase the paperback version Today! Extroverts are always the limelight of any party, while introverts prefer to keep to themselves in that quiet corner. But who knew that these two kinds of people so different, could actually become such great friends? Michael Lewis is a financial journalist and best-selling author of The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, The Liar's Poker, and Moneyball, among other works. He writes on various subjects and two of his books about sports were even made into movies. The Undoing Project is a story of the friendship of two Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, circling around the theme of cognitive psychology. Tversky was the extrovert, confident and smart. Kahneman, on the other hand, was an introvert who was even smarter, but had a lot of self-doubt. This story of an unlikely friendship between two friends who complemented each other so well is both thought provoking and emotional, engaging your brain and heart. "The human mind was just bad at seeing things it did not expect to see and a bit too eager to see what it expected to see. "Confirmation"" - Michael Lewis This book is far more than just another book about exploring cognitive biases. This book is about friendship and the hard truth about the human mind. As Michael Lewis says, the human minds want to see what it wants to see; "confirmation" and this leads us to unconsciously trick ourselves, and others. The Undoing Project is a fascinating story about friendship, the human mind and even the history of Israel. Prepare yourself as you embark on an adventure that will leave you weeping and wowed at the end. P.S. If you truly want to explore more about the human minds with a compelling story behind, this book is perfect for you. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Have this Book Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away!!
Analysis & review of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: a friendship that changed our minds. It explores the relationship and psychological theories of two Israeli academics, Daniel Kahneman and Amos TVersky, whose ideas about human judgment and decision-making established the field of behavioral economics.
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.
The Essential Tversky by Amos Tversky
Some of the best and most influential papers by Amos Tversky, one of the most brilliant social science thinkers of the twentieth century. Amos Tversky (1937-1996) was a towering figure in the cognitive and decision sciences. His work was ingenious, exciting, and influential, spanning topics from intuition to statistics to behavioral economics. His long and extraordinarily productive collaboration with his friend and colleague Daniel Kahneman was the subject of Michael Lewis's best-selling book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds. The Essential Tversky offers a selection of Tversky's best, most influential and accessible papers, "classics" chosen to capture the essence of Tversky's thought. The impact of Tversky's work is far reaching and long-lasting. In 2002, Kahneman, who drew on their joint work in his much-praised 2013 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow (and who contributes an afterword to this collection), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for work done with Tversky. In The Undoing Project, Lewis (who contributes a foreword to this collection) describes his discovery that Tversky and Kahneman's thinking laid the foundation for Moneyball, his own ode to number-crunching. The papers collected in The Essential Tversky cover topics that include cognitive and perceptual bias, misguided beliefs, inconsistent preferences, risky choice and loss aversion decisions, and psychological common sense. Together, they offer nonspecialist readers an introduction to one of the most brilliant social science thinkers of the twentieth century.