On Nov.8th, good friend Sushant Singh sent me this lovely piece by Michael Lewis on Nobel laureate, Daniel Kahneman. What struck me about the man were two qualities. I have been wanting to blog on them for over six weeks. Ashwin Parameswaran beat me to it with his blog post on Professor Kahneman and on Joseph Schumpeter.
Professor Kahneman seeks out those who disagree with him and collaborates with them. Then, they write joint papers! Once, he paid four anonymous referees to come up with a case for why his book should not be written and that it would be a wasted effort. His referees (thankfully for us) did not say so and the result is his new book, ‘Thinking fast and slow’.