Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

It has been a while since I listened to this book, so I can’t remember all specifics (and didn’t take notes). I remember my general takeaway: it’s great. If you are at all interested in cognitive biases, or human psychology more generally, this is the book to read.

The book is very comprehensive, as it runs through all the major findings from an entire discipline over the last 40 years. This means that it’s also the longest book on this list, clocking in at 20h02m. I know some people who found it a bit too comprehensive and slow, but I found it all pretty fun and worthwhile to listen to.

(Having said this, I must admit that I think I got 1/2 – 2/3 of the way in and never finished the thing(!). Which means all that time listening won’t count towards the yearly statistics…)

Of course, a painful question runs through your head as you read it: will becoming aware of all of these biases make me any less biased? The fact that I can’t remember most of the book doesn’t bode well.

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