The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

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Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized 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. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.

The Undoing Project is about the fascinating collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield—both had important careers in the Israeli military—and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind.



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Trish rated it ★★★★☆

December 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 consequential collabo...


David rated it ★★★★☆

February 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, and collabora...


Jan rated it ★★★★☆

April 15, 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, Fast and Slow had a big impact on me. Moreover, The Undoin...


David rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 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 inherently uncerta...


Cody rated it ★★★★☆

July 26, 2017

Lewis has an uncanny ability to find a great story and then structure a narrative in such a way that it appeals to anyone and everyone. The reader does not need a background in economics or psychology to appreciate the story of Kahneman and Tversky. The work of these two men are the focus of the...


Christy rated it ★★★☆☆

December 24, 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 topics, and I...


Darwin8u rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 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 smarter you were." I love Michael...


John rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 06, 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 same here...


L.A. rated it ★★★★★

January 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-rational (or not so...


Michael rated it ★★★☆☆

December 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" three times, whi...





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