Daniel Kahneman on Delayed Intuition

Psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman is this week’s guest of Shane Parrish, in his Farnam Street ‘Knowledge Project’ podcast.


If you were not aware of this podcast-series yet I’d recommend you to subscribe to it right away. In the series, Shane interviews extremely interesting people and shares ideas and stories that “help you master the best of what other people have already figured out”.

Daniel Kahneman, author of the best-selling book ‘Thinking fast and slow’ you’ve probably have read, shares some amazing insights in episode #68, but more importantly, is a wonderfully wise and pleasant person to listen to.

Key-insight for me was the following (from FS’ site)…

“What gets in the way of clear thinking is that we have intuitive views of almost everything”

“So as soon as you present a problem to me, I have some ready-made answer. What gets in the way of clear thinking are those ready-made answers, and we can’t help but have them.”

Therefore he explains the concept of “delayed intuition”.

Read more on Kahneman’s interview here, or listen to the whole thing via Spotify below.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!