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From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the surprising and profound story of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky: the two men whose ideas changed the world.

'There are geniuses who work on their own. Together, we are exceptional.' Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctive blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the story of how their unlikely friendship became one of the greatest partnerships in science - until, tragically, it started to unravel. Their ideas, shows Lewis, helped shape our world - revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, money to sport - and changed humankind's view of its own mind.

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  • Paperback

    9780141983042

    October 31, 2017

    Penguin Press

    RRP $24.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241254738

    December 6, 2016

    Allen Lane

    368 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook

    9780141983035

    December 6, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Danny and Amos had been at the University of Michigan at the same time for six months, but their paths seldom crossed; their minds, never. Danny had been in one build­ing, studying people’s pupils, and Amos had been in another, devis­ing mathematical approaches to similarity, measurement, and decision making.

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