The Undoing Project--A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project--A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis is fascinating. The story of a friendship and academic collaboration that eventually led to a Nobel Prize in Economics revolves around the effort to understand how humans make wrong-headed decisions, even in the face of compelling evidence. The lives of the two Israeli psychology professors parallel the early history of the Jewish state which adds an interesting perspective on their development. The work Kahneman and Tversky did initiate behavioral economics and changed many of our assumptions about decision making.