The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393254600
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Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 489
ISBN: 1432847600
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Release: 2017-11-08
Editor: Large Print Press
Language: en

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The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780141983035
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Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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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 Essential Tversky

The Essential Tversky
Author: Amos Tversky,Michael Lewis,Daniel Kahneman
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9780262535106
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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 New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780393066210
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Release: 1999-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781324002659
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780393066234
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Release: 2004-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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"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.

The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project
Author: Billionaire Mind Publishing
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1542812437
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Release: 2017-01-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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| Book Summary | The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis (With Bonus) Get the kindle version for free when you purchase the paperback version Today! Extroverts are always the limelight of any party, while introverts prefer to keep to themselves in that quiet corner. But who knew that these two kinds of people so different, could actually become such great friends? Michael Lewis is a financial journalist and best-selling author of The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, The Liar's Poker, and Moneyball, among other works. He writes on various subjects and two of his books about sports were even made into movies. The Undoing Project is a story of the friendship of two Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, circling around the theme of cognitive psychology. Tversky was the extrovert, confident and smart. Kahneman, on the other hand, was an introvert who was even smarter, but had a lot of self-doubt. This story of an unlikely friendship between two friends who complemented each other so well is both thought provoking and emotional, engaging your brain and heart. "The human mind was just bad at seeing things it did not expect to see and a bit too eager to see what it expected to see. "Confirmation"" - Michael Lewis This book is far more than just another book about exploring cognitive biases. This book is about friendship and the hard truth about the human mind. As Michael Lewis says, the human minds want to see what it wants to see; "confirmation" and this leads us to unconsciously trick ourselves, and others. The Undoing Project is a fascinating story about friendship, the human mind and even the history of Israel. Prepare yourself as you embark on an adventure that will leave you weeping and wowed at the end. P.S. If you truly want to explore more about the human minds with a compelling story behind, this book is perfect for you. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Have this Book Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away!!

HyperChange

HyperChange
Author: Galileo Russell
Pages: 126
ISBN: 1983838837
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Release: 2018-01-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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We are living in HyperChange, the modern economic era of perpetually accelerating disruption.Amazon, Tesla, Blockchain, Space, Fashion, The Future of Food, Internet & more ... are all a part of HyperChange.This book was written to share my philosophies about technology, economics, finance, investing, entrepreneurship & life.It's an unedited, raw, freestyle, manifesto that I call a scheme of consciousness. This book is dedicated to the YouTube subscribers of HyperChange TV (www.youtube.com/hyperchangetv).

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0393066258
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Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Trail Fever

Trail Fever
Author: Michael M. Lewis
Pages: 299
ISBN: UOM:39015041013734
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Release: 1997
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

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An account of the 1996 presidential campaign follows the candidates and examines the realities of American politics

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0393066797
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Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

Coach Lessons on the Game of Life

Coach  Lessons on the Game of Life
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0393066355
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Release: 2005-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

Summary the Undoing Project

Summary   the Undoing Project
Author: Michael Lewis,QuickSummary
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1548232793
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Release: 2017-06-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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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.

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them
Author: Gary Belsky,Thomas Gilovich
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781439169742
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Release: 2010-01-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Protect and grow your finances with help from this definitive and practical guide to behavioral economics—revised and updated to reflect new economic realities. In their fascinating investigation of the ways we handle money, Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich reveal the psychological forces—the patterns of thinking and decision making—behind seemingly irrational behavior. They explain why so many otherwise savvy people make foolish financial choices: why investors are too quick to sell winning stocks and too slow to sell losing shares, why home sellers leave money on the table and home buyers don’t get the biggest bang for their buck, why borrowers pay too much credit card interest and savers can’t sock away as much as they’d like, and why so many of us can’t control our spending. Focusing on the decisions we make every day, Belsky and Gilovich provide invaluable guidance for avoiding the financial faux pas that can cost thousands of dollars each year. Filled with fresh insight; practical advice; and lively, illustrative anecdotes, this book gives you the tools you need to harness the powerful science of behavioral economics in any financial environment.

You Should Have Known

You Should Have Known
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1455599492
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: she lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0393071383
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Release: 2010-06-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

Undoing Hours

Undoing Hours
Author: Selina Boan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780889713970
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Release: 2021-04-24
Editor: Harbour Publishing
Language: en

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Selina Boan’s debut poetry collection, Undoing Hours, considers the various ways we undo, inherit, reclaim and (re)learn. Boan’s poems emphasize sound and breath. They tell stories of meeting family, of experiencing love and heartbreak, and of learning new ways to express and understand the world around her through nêhiyawêwin. As a settler and urban nehiyaw who grew up disconnected from her father’s family and community, Boan turns to language as one way to challenge the impact of assimilation policies and colonization on her own being and the landscapes she inhabits. Exploring the nexus of language and power, the effects of which are both far-reaching and deeply intimate, these poems consider the ways language impacts the way we view and construct the world around us. Boan also explores what it means to be a white settler–nehiyaw woman actively building community and working to ground herself through language and relationships. Boan writes from a place of linguistic tension, tenderness and care, creating space to ask questions and to imagine intimate decolonial futures.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Varda Liberman,Amos Tversky
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0231187688
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Critical Thinking examines how we make judgments under uncertainty and how various biases can distort our consideration of evidence. Via everyday examples, Varda Liberman and Amos Tversky explore the insights of probability, causal relationships, and making inferences from samples with the goal of helping readers improve their intuitive reasoning.

Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
Author: Mark Machina,W. Kip Viscusi
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780444536860
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Release: 2013-11-14
Editor: Newnes
Language: en

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The need to understand the theories and applications of economic and finance risk has been clear to everyone since the financial crisis, and this collection of original essays proffers broad, high-level explanations of risk and uncertainty. The economics of risk and uncertainty is unlike most branches of economics in spanning from the individual decision-maker to the market (and indeed, social decisions), and ranging from purely theoretical analysis through individual experimentation, empirical analysis, and applied and policy decisions. It also has close and sometimes conflicting relationships with theoretical and applied statistics, and psychology. The aim of this volume is to provide an overview of diverse aspects of this field, ranging from classical and foundational work through current developments. Presents coherent summaries of risk and uncertainty that inform major areas in economics and finance Divides coverage between theoretical, empirical, and experimental findings Makes the economics of risk and uncertainty accessible to scholars in fields outside economics