Daniel Kahneman is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also the recipient of The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Every author, I suppose, has in mind a setting in which readers of his or her work could benefit from having read it. Mine is the proverbial o€ffice watercooler, where opinions are shared and gossip is exchanged. I hope to enrich the vocabulary that people use when they talk about the judgments and choices of others, the company’s new policies, or a colleague’s investment decisions. Why be concerned with gossip? Because it is much easier, as well as far more enjoyable, to identify and label the mistakes of others than to recognize our own. Questioning what we believe and want is di€ffcult at the best of times, and especially di€fficult when we most need to do it, but we can benefit Weiterlesen