Some Thoughts On Thinking From Daniel Kahneman

“A reliable way of making people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.”

Daniel Kahneman

“The confidence that individuals have in their beliefs depends mostly on the quality of the story they can tell about what they see, even if they see little.”

Daniel Kahneman

“If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do.”

Daniel Kahneman

“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is when you are thinking about it.”

Daniel Kahneman

“The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future.”

Daniel Kahneman

Here is a talk by Daniel Kahneman from Google Talks:

Here is another talk by Daniel Kahneman about the trouble with confidence:

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