The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

by Michael Lewis


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“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354775
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 26,026
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1960

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, LA


Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Problem that Never Goes Away 15

1 Man Boobs 21

2 The Outsider 52

3 The Insider 85

4 Errors 116

5 The Collision 142

6 The Mind's Rules 165

7 The Rules of Prediction 196

8 Going Viral 212

9 Birth of the Warrior Psychologist 238

10 The Isolation Effect 268

11 The Rules of Undoing 291

12 This Cloud of Possibility 313

Coda: Bora-Bora 339

A Note on Sources 353

Acknowledgments 361

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have the slightest interest in the psychology of how we humans make our choices, this book will help. If you are curious about how people study others to make up generally-accepted theory of human behavior, this book will help. If you like a historical relationship story, this book provides that. Enjoy.
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Whether you make decisions for your family, your business or in everyday life, this book was instructive, interesting and a must read. I have always made decisions in my life based on “gut” feelings. I now will do more consulting with family and close friends to avoid any emotional biases that I may have that would effect my decisions. The life of these two exceptional men was fascinating to read about.
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Provides great insight to development of TF& S.
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I really emjoyed this book
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