THE UN­DO­ING PROJECT by Michael Lewis, Penguin/Random House.

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Michael Lewis brought the mad­ness of hu­man de­ci­sion-mak­ing to the masses in his best-sell­ing books Mon­ey­ball and The Big Short, both of which were turned into block­buster films. He’s the mas­ter of mak­ing com­plex in­for­ma­tion not only easy to un­der­stand, but also rol­lick­ingly en­ter­tain­ing. Here Lewis goes back to where it all started, with two Is­raeli ge­niuses de­vot­ing their lives to study­ing the ir­ra­tional ways that seem­ingly ra­tio­nal peo­ple make de­ci­sions. Amos Tver­sky was con­fi­dent, op­ti­mistic and out­spo­ken, Daniel Kah­ne­man a pes­simist, ea­ger to please and se­ri­ous. Their in­tel­lec­tual love af­fair changed the way markets and pub­lic pol­icy mak­ers de­signed the world. You’ll also find out how you’ve been mak­ing de­ci­sions based on all the wrong rea­sons.

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