O'Reilly logo

20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3.OVERCONFIDENCE BLINKERS

“Overconfident professionals sincerely believe they have expertise, act as experts and look like experts. You will have to struggle to remind yourself that they may be in the grip of an illusion.”

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman

Maximilien de Robespierre, Galileo Lovano, Bonnie Prince Lorenzo, Wounded Knee, Queen Shaddock, Pygmalion, Murphy’s Last Ride, Doctor Faustus. Do you recognize any of these?

These were the historical names and events that a team of researchers, led by Cameron Anderson from Haas School of Business, University of California, gave 243 MBA students at the beginning of the semester. The students had to identify which ones they knew or recognized. Mixed in with the real names, the researchers included ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required