Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is one of those things you just have to read. But no time to read, or you just can’t face a 500 page book? There was a superb event in November 2011 at the CUNY Graduate Center which sums up most of his work and life, and there’s a video available for free on the web. David Brooks interviewed Kahneman on stage for about an hour. I was fortunate to see it in person.
Kahneman is self-deprecating and witty. And he also has an amazing life story, including narrowly evading capture as a Jew in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War. It might not be primetime entertainment (no car chases or reality tv prizes) but it is definitely worth watching.