Daniel Kahneman’s work in behavioral science has been fundamental in developing my understanding of humans and our vulnerability to repeated mental errors, especially in matters of money. Michael Lewis’ new book (and the discussion below) helps to fill in some context for Kahneman’s life and thought evolution, with partner Amos Tversky. Their work is also useful in warning of the human tendency to prefer leaders and advisors who offer the most confidence and certainty, even though their over-confidence is actually dishonest and often dangerous.
Bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses his new book, “The Undoing Project,” which tells the story of two Israeli psychologists–Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman–and their groundbreaking work uncovering the hidden biases of the human mind. Here is a direct video link.