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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2016-12-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0393254607
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Summary : “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

The Undoing Project
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-12-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0141983035
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Summary : 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

The Undoing Project - Summarized for Busy People: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds: Based on the Book by Michael Lewis

The Undoing Project - Summarized for Busy People: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds: Based on the Book by Michael Lewis
  • Author : Goldmine Reads
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  • Release Date :2019-06-04
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 0359707459
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Summary : 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 - the Undoing Project

Summary - the Undoing Project
  • Author : Michael Lewis,QuickSummary
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  • Release Date :2017-06-19
  • Total pages :28
  • ISBN : 9781548232795
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Summary : 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.

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  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :42
  • ISBN : 9781542812436
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Summary : 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 Essential Tversky

The Essential Tversky
  • Author : Amos Tversky,Michael Lewis,Daniel Kahneman
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  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 0262535106
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Summary : 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.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2018-10-02
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1324002654
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Summary : 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 New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :1999-10-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780393066210
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2010-06-07
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780393071382
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Summary : The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2004-03-17
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780393066234
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Summary : "This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Next: The Future Just Happened

Next: The Future Just Happened
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2002-05-17
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0393323528
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Summary : The author of Liar's Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internet's role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players, and offers a forecast of future implications of this technological revolution on human society. Reprint. 55,000 first printing.

Inside the Nudge Unit

Inside the Nudge Unit
  • Author : David Halpern
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  • Release Date :2015-08-27
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0753551381
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Summary : With a foreword by Richard Thaler, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics! New Updated Edition, 2019. Dr David Halpern, behavioural scientist and head of the government's Behavioural Insights Team, or Nudge Unit, invites you inside the unconventional, multi-million pound saving initiative that makes a big difference through influencing small, simple changes in our behaviour. Using the application of psychology to the challenges we face in the world today, the Nudge Unit is pushing us in the right direction. This is their story.

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2011-10-03
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0393082245
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Summary : “Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

The Fall Guy: A Novel

The Fall Guy: A Novel
  • Author : James Lasdun
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  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0393292339
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Summary : In this taut psychological thriller, a couple and their houseguest find themselves caught in a deadly web of secrets, obsession, and revenge. It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions. As readers of James Lasdun’s acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? Darkly vivid, with an atmosphere of erotic danger, The Fall Guy is Lasdun’s most entertaining novel yet.

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
  • Author : Michael Lewis
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  • Release Date :2011-02-14
  • Total pages :298
  • ISBN : 9780393066791
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Summary : The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.