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Michael Lewis and “The Undoing Project”: Why gut instincts are often wrong CBS Sunday Morning Interview

December 4, 2016View for printing

Do we base our big decisions on reason and logic, or on our gut? It’s a question underlying the fine print in the newest book by bestselling author Michael Lewis. He’s been talking with our John Blackstone:

Michael Lewis’ latest book, now finished, is going out to reviewers. When Blackstone asked if he worried about reviews, Lewis replied, “You want to just plum my anxieties? Because I’m happy to do this!”

John Blackstone

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"The Undoing Project" From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped 'Moneyball'

The inquiry led him to the work of two Israeli psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose discoveries challenged long-held beliefs about human nature and the way the mind works.

Mr. Lewis chronicles their unusual partnership in his new book, "The Undoing Project," ... /0393254593 a story about two unconventional thinkers who saw the world differently from everyone around them. Their peculiar area of research -- how humans make decisions, often irrationally -- has had profound implications for an array of fields, like professional sports, the military, medicine, politics, finance and public health.


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