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Richard H. Thaler is an American economist and the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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50th Anniversary Edition
Joseph Heller - 2004-09-04 (first published in 1961)
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The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy. The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian a...
Richard Thaler
For whatever reason I am wondering whether the world around me is becoming increasingly insane or I am. So I decided to listen to the audio book of Catch 22, one of my all-time favs. The narrator @JayOSanders is superb and the book feels undated. 5 stars. Undecided on my sanity.      source
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No Rules Rules
Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings - 2020-09-08
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There's never before been a company like Netflix. Not only because it has led a revolution in the entertainment industries; or because it generates billions of dollars in annual revenue; ...
Richard Thaler
Great point. As far as I can tell almost everything they do at Netflix is smart. I loved his book The No Rules Rules.      source
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The Undoing Project
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis - 2016-12-06
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Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines 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 ...
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@Bradley_James2 Misbehaving? Thinking Fast and Slow. Undoing Project.      source
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman 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. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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@Bradley_James2 Misbehaving? Thinking Fast and Slow. Undoing Project.      source
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The Design of Everyday Things
Revised and Expanded Edition
Don Norman - 2013-11-05 (first published in 1988)
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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range...
Richard Thaler
Don Norman's book was a huge Nudge inspiration. Greatest cover image ever. Teapot with handle & spout on same side.      source
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The Making of Behavioral Economics
Richard H. Thaler - 2016-06-14
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Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves...
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Thanks Tyler! “@tylercowen: The forthcoming @R_Thaler book is fascinating and excellent,      source
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