The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

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 Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original paper...

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Title:The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author:Michael Lewis
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Reviews

  • Maryam
    Mar 13, 2017
    I think I need to read Kahenman's "thinking,fast and slow" to understand this book. I enjoyed some parts but overall the cause was lost for me! ...
  • 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, an...
  • Diane
    Sep 10, 2017
    It is a testament to Michael Lewis' writing that chunks of the psychological research featured in this book were beyond my comprehension, and yet I still enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Kressel Housman
    Jun 02, 2016
    I?m a big fan of Michael Lewis, so when his new book was announced, I put myself on the waiting list for it at my public library. I probably would have read anything he published, even another sports business book (I haven?t read any of those yet), but since it was about a pair of ...
  • Joy H.
    Feb 07, 2017
    Added 2/7/17. (Published December 6th 2016 ) This book is fascinating! I couldn't stop listening! It's about the decision-making process and how it was analyzed by two psychologists working together. The two psychologists were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. This book not only tel...
  • Don Gorman
    Dec 14, 2016
    (1 1/2) Double expresso....check. Red Bull....check. Adderall....check. Make sure you have all these ingredients close by when you take on this book. It will require all your concentration to not zone out as you are reading it. Yes, there is some interesting stuff in here, but you have...
  • 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 conseque...
  • Steve
    Feb 12, 2017
    Not my favorite Michael Lewis effort - indeed - not even in my top three Lewis efforts - but well worth reading. The broad topic - how the mind works (or fails to work) - should interest most readers, particularly if they think they think rationally. Potential spoiler alert (but not re...
  • Brina
    Nov 30, 2017
    Being a baseball lover, one of my favorite books is Michael Lewis' Moneyball where he follows the low budget 2002 Oakland A's during their remarkable, division winning season. I found this book informative while also exploring the business of baseball. What made this book special is th...
  • Jane Stewart
    Apr 11, 2017
    I loved learning about two very smart men. This is biographical about two men Daniel Kahneman (DK) and Amos Tversky (AT). There is a little about their backgrounds. Most of this is about their work, discoveries, and interaction as adults. They had a close partnership for about ten y...
  • 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,...
  • 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 inh...
  • 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...
  • 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-rati...
  • Scott Rhee
    Mar 08, 2017
    Michael Lewis, the author of ?Moneyball? and ?The Big Short? has an amazing ability to write fascinating books about subject matters that I normally find mind-numbingly boring: sports and the economy. His talent lies in the ability to find people---the outliers, the rebels, the...
  • Jan Rice
    Jun 08, 2016
    Originally reviewed in January, 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, F...
  • Andrew Smith
    Oct 26, 2017
    Amos Tversky and David Kahneman are psychologists who met in Israel in the 1960?s. Though very different in personality, they became very close friends and went on to collaborate in producing a number of papers concerning what came to be known as behavioural economics ? or in layma...
  • Owlseyes
    Dec 10, 2016
    Yes, what were the odds??? It seems the two psychologists could have given a guess on the question: "How likely is it that a billionaire businessman from New York with no experience in government gets elected President?" ... THE TWO FRIENDS WHO CHANGED HOW WE THINK ABOUT HOW WE THI...
  • Jake
    Dec 19, 2016
    ?In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.? ~ Henry Kissenger Michael Lewis clearly has a reverence for this friendship. So do I. They are two men who brought me to thinking more probabilistically and why I chose my own academic focus. Who wouldn...
  • Chase DuBois
    Feb 05, 2017
    I?ve been captivated by other Michael Lewis books. This one was a disappointment and a waste of my time. Lewis?s books are all about the same kind of subject: a set of men who are outsiders in some way have an insight, do things differently, and enjoy success (scrupulous or othe...
  • Ints
    Dec 11, 2017
    Par ?? autora gr?mat?m es vienm?r esmu bijis saj?sm?. ?o kaut k? biju palaidis gar?m, un par t?s eksistenci uzzin?ju klausoties podk?stu, kur? pats autors nedaudz past?st?ja par ?o gr?matu. Lieki piebilst, ka p?c podk?sta noklaus??an?s es jau biju ticis pie gr?m...
  • Andrew
    Dec 20, 2016
    Only Michael Lewis could make the story of an academic partnership and psychology exciting. Tracking the work of maverick Amos Tversky and dreamer Danny Kahneman; reporting their service in Israel's early wars; explaining their mind-changing insights. Lewis brings together these storie...
  • Dr. Lloyd E. Campbell
    Apr 04, 2017
    As an expert on human relationships you'd think I would have seen all kinds. I haven't and this book illustrates a precious relationship I suspect all of us would love. Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman had a one in a billion relationship. Amos may have been in the top one percent in in...
  • 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" t...
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Dec 26, 2016
    I think my friend Andrew put this best: only Michael Lewis could make this story exciting. The only thing I can add to this is that I am now genuinely excited to read Daniel Kahneman's THINKING FAST AND SLOW, a book that it feels like a hundred people have tried to sell me on over the ...
  • Miechele
    Apr 18, 2017
    I enjoy a book or article that uses statistics and/or facts to cause me to ponder things from a different perspective. ...
  • 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 Minds Tversky Intelligence Test: "The faster you realized Tversky was smarter than you, the smarte...
  • Nancy Regan
    Jun 14, 2017
    When Psychology strapped on its parachute and dropped into the Kingdom of Economists, most of the natives rushed off to defend Rational Man from the attack of Emotionalists. Then a curious thing happened. When they considered emotions, the Economists found Rational Man more human, more...
  • Conor
    Dec 01, 2017
    The story of Daniel Kahneman and his erstwhile companion Amos Tversky, and their creation of the field of behavioral economics. This was informative and quirky--these guys kind of propounded all of these very provocative and innovative theories on their own!--but also very poignant and...
  • 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 to...