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Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of "The Blind Side," "Moneyball," and "The Big Short." His new book is "The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of "The Blind Side," "Moneyball," and "The Big Short." His new book is "The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Best-selling author Michael Lewis' hugely popular books "Moneyball" and "The Big Short" can roughly be summed up as stories about really smart guys who recognized how to use data in order to overcome the fallible, emotional wreck that is the human mind.

Lewis's latest book tells the true story of the two psychologists whose life's work explained why things like "Moneyball" and "The Big Short" can happen. It's about Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, and the research that created the foundation for what we now call behavioral economics.

Lewis will be speaking at the Harvard Business School Tuesday night.

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Michael Lewis, author of many best-selling books. His latest is "The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds."

This article was originally published on December 13, 2016.

This segment aired on December 13, 2016.

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