How do we form impressions and make decisions?
In "Thinking Fast and Slow," Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work on rationality and decision making, introduces the "machinery of the mind." Two systems drive the way we think and make choices: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent.
Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. Here, in the highly anticipated "Thinking Fast and Slow, "Kahneman presents his path-breaking account of how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. He will change the way you think about thinking.
Bill O'Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and a #1 rated Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," O'Reilly has always been a provocative and outspoken defender of our traditional values. In "Keep It Pithy," O'Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his previous books and columns, topped off with a new introduction, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time. With his trademark candor and no-nonsense approach, each chapter will focus on a core theme or value as it gathers O'Reilly's thoughts on the most compelling issues of our time and offers readers an illuminating guide to the American cultural landscape. A spirited and personal book, "Keep It Pithy" will be the perfect addition to an O'Reilly fan's library, or the best introduction to him for the few left uninitiated.