Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman

Summary

Overview of a lot of Kahneman’s work, lot’s of on cognitive biases etc.

My notes

  • “System 1” = The instant, unconscious, automatic, emotional, intuitive thinking.
  • “System 2” = The slower, conscious, rational, reasoning, deliberate thinking.

The book is dense and contains a lot of information, this is just my quick notes on what is covered. Probably need to re-read and create better notes.

Expertise, Intuition, Flow, different types of error

Statistics - people’s generally poor appreciation

Priming/Anchoring

Availability heuristic

Stereotypes

Reversion to the mean

Making predictions

Causal Explanations

Randomness

Algorithms

Losses

Experiencing self vs Remembering Self

“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it.”