IAF Book Discussion Group – Session 2

The IAF Book Discussion Group has been formed in an effort to continue the long tradition we have within the organization of interesting and stimulating conversations on topics relevant to the Secular movement.

For this session we will discuss the first part of ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman.

The reading assignment for this session will cover Part 1 (Introduction through to the end of chapter 9). Be prepared, if possible, to present one or two things from the reading assignment that stood out for you so that we can gain good cross-section of individual perspectives where the reading is concerned.

Here is a description of the book from MacMillan Publishers –

In the international bestseller, ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation–each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgements and decisions. 

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives–and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

The conference room that has been reserved at Kirkendall Public Library has a maximum capacity of 20 so RSVP early to get a seat. We’ll see you there. 🙂

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