Two Systems of Mind: Characters in a Story

Concept(s) Kahneman uses the psychologists Keith Stanovich and Richard West’s system of mind termed, simply, System 1 and System 2. System 1 operates automatically and quickly, with little or no effort and no sense of voluntary control. System 2 allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, including complex computations. The operations of […]

Why Thinking, Fast and Slow

The older I’ve grown the more I find myself hanging out in the non fiction aisles of (ever dwindling) bookstores (or corners of Amazon). I suspect because more of my professional life centers around ideas, both understanding new ideas, generating my own, and articulating thoughts to colleagues and friends. Books provide intellectual stimulation of more […]

Book Blogging: An Explanation

As an attempt to continue to improve myself through self-education, I’m starting a new post category called “Book Study”.  The likely format will be simple: Featured blockquote from the book Reflection (short) Questions Nothing too fancy. These are posts constricted by time (but hopefully consistent). I’m starting with Daniel Kahnmen’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” Why? […]