Dan Kahneman: A Curious Thing about Intuition

From Thinking Fast and Slow

A remarkable aspect of your mental life is that you are rarely stumped. True, you occasionally face a question such as 17 x24 = ? to which no answer comes immediately to mind, but these dumbfounded moments are rare, The normal state of your mind is that you have intuitive feelings and opinions about almost everything that comes your way.

Which is why strategic thinking poses a challenge for many. For we need strategy when there is no right answer.


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