The Undoing Project

Download full The Undoing Project book in PDF, ePub and kindle or read online directly from your devices. See the detail book and The Undoing Project summary below before you download it. Thanks for visiting us and enjoy the book.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 31,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780393254600
  • Get Book

Download The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

“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 : National Geographic Books
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Total pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780393354775
  • Get Book

Download The Undoing Project in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

“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 : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 26,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Total pages : 397
  • ISBN : 9780141983035
  • Get Book

Download The Undoing Project in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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

The Undoing Project
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • File Size : 25,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Total pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780393254594
  • Get Book

Download The Undoing Project in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. 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 in 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 a compelling 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. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn’t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind.

The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project
  • Author : Michael M. Lewis
  • Publisher : Allen Lane
  • File Size : 21,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0241254736
  • Get Book

Download The Undoing Project in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors- Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind- one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

The Essential Tversky

The Essential Tversky
  • Author : Amos Tversky
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9780262535106
  • Get Book

Download The Essential Tversky in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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 Premonition: A Pandemic Story

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 38,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780393881561
  • Get Book

Download The Premonition: A Pandemic Story in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 26,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0393071383
  • Get Book

Download Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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.

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 54,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780393082241
  • Get Book

Download Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

“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.

Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
  • Author : Mark Machina,W. Kip Viscusi
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • File Size : 22,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • Total pages : 896
  • ISBN : 9780444536860
  • Get Book

Download Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 40,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393066234
  • Get Book

Download Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

"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 New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780393066210
  • Get Book

Download The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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 Money Culture

The Money Culture
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 34,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0393066797
  • Get Book

Download The Money Culture in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781324002659
  • Get Book

Download The Fifth Risk in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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.

Inside the Nudge Unit

Inside the Nudge Unit
  • Author : David Halpern
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 22,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780753551387
  • Get Book

Download Inside the Nudge Unit in PDF, Epub, and Kindle

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.