Daniel Kahneman

In Thinking Fast and Slow, selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Books of 2011, Daniel Kahneman describes two coexisting thinking systems in our brains: the “fast” system, responsible for our intuitive, impressionistic thoughts, and the “slow” system, responsible for our deliberate, effortful thinking. Why does our slow system so often get overruled by our fast system—even at the expense of logic and (sometimes) success and happiness? Kahneman’s masterpiece illuminates the answer to this question and many more to give the reader a better understanding of just how he or she thinks.