Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics

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Touchstone, 1995 M04 26 - 304 pages
From Simon & Schuster, Why Smart People Do Dumb Things is Mortimer Feinberg exploration of the greatest business blunders—how they happened, and how they could have been prevented.

Culled from business headlines and corporate files, this examination of the ultimate in boardroom breakdown describes, in entertaining anecdotes, the mega-mistakes made by highly regarded leaders in business and public life.

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Why do smart people do dumb things? Hubris. A sense of entitlement. The feeling that "things will be different for me," even if they've watched a hundred people go down for the fall before them ... Read full review


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