Saturday, April 09, 2016

Book Review: How to win friend & influence people

A very useful book about the social interactions and how can we improve our capacity to achieve our goals in a very collaborative/social world. The title sounds like a collection of dirty Jedi mind tricks, but in fact is a collection of good behaviors that can help us to achieve our goals looking always for a win win situation.

Is very easy to read and have a lot of practical examples.
I think that it deserve a deep reading and put in practice the tips/behaviors from the book...

Book Review: Thinking Fast Slow, Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast Slow, Daniel Kahneman

IMHO a must read for any human being. In my case it changes how I think about the thinking process and make me more conscious about my own reactions, decisions, limitations, etc.

A great book, It have good explanations and a lot of examples and experiments. In fact, the experiments some times can be a little boring. I think that there is another "simplified" version that perhaps has less number of experiments or with less detail. Anyway, this version or the other is a complete must read...

The author explains the two different "thinking systems", the system one that is fast, intuitive, emotional and cheap in terms of energy and the system two that is rational, logical, deliberative and for sure, slower and with higher energy consumption. We usually identify ourselves with the second one, but in fact we use the first one almost all the time. The book help us to identify this systems, recognize when we are using each one and even how we can make conscious efforts to use the system two or train/improve the system one.

Very interesting reading.

If you doesn't have the time you can show this presentation Fast and Slow" | Talks at Google