by Daniel Kahneman
This book was specially selected by the Book Club members who attended the January meeting for Daniel Goleman's Focus. Kahneman's credentials alone are reason enough to pick-up this book:
- Major New York Times bestseller
- Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
- Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011
- A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
- One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year
- One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011
- 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
- A renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Here's an excerpt of the Amazon review:
"Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation" > READ MORE
...and here's an interview with the author:
Here are some questions I typically like to ask to lead the discussion:
- What was your greatest take-away from the book?
- What actionable items have you given yourself as a result?
- Is there anything that you disagreed with?
- What books have you read that were similar?
- Any additional thoughts?
Discussion notes will be added after the meeting. Please include your thoughts on the questions above in the comments section below if you're reading along and can't make the meeting. Additionally, If you have any questions or comments regarding the book or meeting, please feel free to start the discussion below.