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Great Reads: The Undoing Project

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Organizational Behaviour & HR Management | Strategic Management | Alumni Networking

Date: Thursday February 01, 2018 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Speaker(s): Tiff Macklem, Dean and Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto; Chair, Global Risk Institute for Financial Services; Corporate Director, Scotiabank (former Sr. Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada)
Topic: Discussion of the book "The Undoing Project" by Michael Lewis
Venue: CIBC Room (3/F North Building), Rotman School of Management, UofT - 105 St George Street, Toronto ON
Location: Toronto
Cost: None - All alumni are welcome but space is limited to ensure a robust discussion
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All Rotman Alumni are invited to join Dean Tiff Macklem in our Great Reads evening which will look at the discussion of Michael Lewis' book “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds.” Below is a synopsis of the book as well as a great review by Cass Sustain and Richard Thaler (2017 Nobel Prize winner in economics) that appeared in the New Yorker.

 

 

All participants are asked to come ready to participate in what will be a lively discussion.

 

 

SYNOPSIS: Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

 

 

NEW YORKER BOOK REVIEW: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-two-friends-who-changed-how-we-think-about-how-we-think

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