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Written by a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Thinking, Fast and Slow comprehensively explains the two systems that drive the way we think and offers insightful theories that can be implemented in our day-to-day life. One such theory is the halo effect—our tendency to like or dislike everything about a person, including things we have not observed. Another is the principle of independent judgments that discusses the biases that can arise in group meetings. Kahneman offers a simple remedy to neutralize a group bias: “Before an issue is discussed, all members of the committee should be asked to write a brief summary of their position. This procedure makes good use of the value of the diversity of knowledge and opinion in the group.”
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