Are you looking for a book which can help you to gain some psychological knowledge? Thinking, Fast and Slow, favourite book of Ev Williams, will help you to understand how our brain functions.
“I love surprising scientific findings, as well as information about how our brains work. This book is a treasure trove of both,” says Ev Williams.
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling book published during 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate Daniel Kahneman. It was the 2012 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics of behavioral science, engineering and medicine.
This book summarizes research that Kahneman performed during decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early work concerning cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.
Also a favourite book of Bryan Johnson. He says, “I started reading this book and I became increasingly convinced of my own fickleness and inability to actually act rationally in life.”
“If you liked ‘Predictably Irrational’ or ‘Stumbling on Happiness’ or any of those pop-psychology books, well, this is the Godfather of all of their work,” says Derek Sivers about his favourite book.
When an interviewer asked, “what are some of the best books you recommend for a young startup founder?” Sam Altman recommended “Thinking, Fast and Slow”.