What I’m Reading Now: Noise

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“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” ~ Francis Bacon

A little further on in his essay, “Of Studies,” Francis Bacon notes that some books should be “read wholly and with diligence and attention.” Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman was a book that met Bacon’s high standards.

I bought Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein because of my experience with Thinking Fast and Slow. That book affected the way I think and make decisions. It gave me new ways to look inside myself.

I hope Noise will be a well-structured introduction to a new (for me) way of thinking about how I think. I worry about whether the book will have enough actionable value to repay the “chewing and digesting.”

Please tell me about your experience. If you’ve read Noise, what did you think of it? What should I watch out for? What value did you get from this book?

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