Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment Audiobook, by Daniel Kahneman Play Audiobook Sample

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment Audiobook

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Read By: Jonathan Todd Ross Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781984832061

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34:38 minutes

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23 seconds

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20:43 minutes

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From the bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, the co-author of Nudge, and the author of You Are About to Make a Terrible Mistake! comes Noise, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments, and how to control both noise and cognitive bias.​ Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical.   In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions.   Packed with original ideas, and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it. Cover design © HarperCollins Publishers 2021 * This audiobook contains a downloadable PDF which includes figures from the book. 

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“People with the power and persistence required to apply the insights in Noise will make more humane and fair decisions, save lives, and prevent time, money, and talent from going to waste.”

— Washington Post 


  • “A genuinely new idea so exceedingly important you will immediately put it into practice. A masterpiece."

    — Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author
  • “A tour de force of scholarship and clear writing."

    — New York Times
  • “An absolutely brilliant investigation of a massive societal problem that has been hiding in plain sight."

    — Steven Levitt, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Choices matter…We can make better choices in business, politics, and our personal lives. This book lights the way.”

    — Rita McGrath, author of Seeing around Corners
  • “Three prominent thinkers take on the problem of ‘unwanted variability inj udgments’—the lack of consistency that…affects everything from corporate mergers to what movies get made.“

    — New York Times Book Review


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

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About the Authors

Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the only non-economist to have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; it was awarded to him in 2002 for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.

Cass R. Sunstein has written many articles and books, including Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter. He is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, where he is the founder and director of the program on behavioral Eeonomics and public policy. He is by far the most cited law professor in the United States. From 2009 to 2012 he served in the Obama administration as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He has testified before congressional committees, appeared on national television and radio shows, been involved in constitution-making and law-reform activities in a number of nations.

About Jonathan Todd Ross

Jonathan Todd Ross is a writer and an Earphones and Audie Award–winning voice actor. He has lent his voice to numerous anime television shows, including Yu-Gi-Oh! and Sonic X.