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.
By Michael Lewis