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Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.

Well-Being: Foundations of Hedonic Psychology


Human achievement is based on collective intelligence—the nodes in the human neural network are people themselves.

Excerpt from This Will Make You Smarter: Daniel Kahneman and More by John Brockman


Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment by Thomas Gilovich, Dale Griffin, Daniel Kahneman


The gorilla study illustrates two important facts about our minds: we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


People who are cognitively busy are also more likely to make selfish choices, use sexist language, and make superficial judgments in social situations.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events. Overconfidence is fed by the illusory certainty of hindsight.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


The best we can do is a compromise: learn to recognize situations in which mistakes are likely and try harder to avoid significant mistakes when the stakes are high. The premise of this book is that it is easier to recognize other people’s mistakes than our own.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory—and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media. Frequently mentioned topics populate the mind even as others slip away from awareness. In turn, what the media choose to report corresponds to their view of what is currently on the public’s mind. It is no accident that authoritarian regimes exert substantial pressure on independent media. Because public interest is most easily aroused by dramatic events and by celebrities, media feeding frenzies are common

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usually without noticing the substitution.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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