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Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?

Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Thinking, Fast and Slow was a global bestseller, and had a profound impact on psychology and economics, as these tributes from other leading figures show...He pretty much created the field of behavioural economics and has revolutionised large parts of cognitive psychology and social psychology. His central message could not be more important, namely, that human reason left to its own devices is apt to engage in a number of fallacies and systematic errors, so if we want to make better decisions in our personal lives and as a society, we ought to be aware of these biases and seek workarounds. That's a powerful and important discovery.

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This is an informative article about Daniel Kahneman and his contemporary "colleagues" revolutionizing thought and experimentation in the social sciences. Working around our irrationality, our tendency to make decisions based on fallacies and cognitive biases, should be one of the main goals of education. 

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Arabic: نسيم نيقولا نجيب طالب‎, alternatively Nessim or Nissim, born 1960) is a Lebanese American essayist, scholar and statistician, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability and uncertainty.[3] His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by the Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.[4]

He is a bestselling author,[5][6][7] and has been a professor at several universities, currently at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Oxford University.[8][9] He has also been a practitioner of mathematical finance,[10] a hedge fund manager,[11][12][13] a derivatives trader,[14][15][16] and is currently a scientific adviser at Universa Investments and the International Monetary Fund.[17][18]

He criticized the risk management methods used by the finance industry and warned about financial crises, subsequently making a fortune out of the late-2000s financial crisis.[19][20] He advocates what he calls a "black swan robust" society, meaning a society that can withstand difficult-to-predict events.[11] He proposes "antifragility" in systems, that is, an ability to benefit and grow from random events, errors, and volatility[21][22] as well as "convex tinkering" as a method of scientific discovery, by which he means option-like experimentation outperforms directed research.[23]

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