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Wharton Conference re: People Analytics


Dr. Daniel Kahnerman




Daniel Kahneman Nobel Prize Winner, Pioneer of Behavioral Economics Interviewed by Daniel Pink, Author of 'To Sell is Human', 'A Whole New Mind' & 'Drive'


Let me start on with. I'm going to start with a question here about some of your work. And I'm gonna start with an anecdote because I think it's, I think some of us have this experience. So I have a father in law. His name is Alan, because he has concerns about his age. He doesn't like his grandchildren to call him grandpa, or, you know, granddad, he wants to be known as big owl.

Okay. So big owl, is a very astute guy, very, very astute guy, and incredibly skilled poker player, he earned his way through law school playing poker. He is an incredibly accomplished lawyer was a corporate counsel at a very, very large firm. I mean, just he's a super smart guy. And so I talked to him a lot about books. And in November, he said to me, Hey, I just read this book called Thinking Fast and Slow. Have you read it? I said, Yeah, it's an awesome book isn't he said, Yeah, it's so good. It's about all of these, you know, ways that we're thinking goes wrong. I said, I really learned a lot from it. You know, I've made some of these mistakes. But in general, I'm pretty good. Like, I probably make fewer of these mistakes than other people. So you don't argue with big alibi, something like that. So we were there. I said, Well, big out what are you reading right now? And he told me the name of the book that he's reading. And he's I said, isn't any good?

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