Index

3Com

9/11 Commission Report, The

A

ABN Amro

acquired by Royal Bank of Scotland (2007)

LaSalle unit

Accenture

accountants

Acer

added value

Adoboli, Kweku

agility options

AIDS

responses to first appearance in US (early 1980s)
salmonella strain in AIDS sufferers

Airbus

AkzoNobel

Alcoa

Algeria: oilfield discovery

“all that glitters is not gold”

Amazon

ambiguity

amplitude surprises

Amsterdam underground metro

analogy traps

analysis

colour-coding
rational
superficial

anchoring traps

Andrew field

anger

and bad decisions
and overconfidence

Anglo American

anxiety, and escalation

Apollo moon-landing expeditions (1960s)

Apple

arbitrage

Argentina, Barings’ waterworks project in

Aristotle

Arthur Andersen

aspartame

assumptions

Aston Martin

Audi

RS6

auditors

Augustine, St

authority, importance of

autocracy

automated trading systems

Autoquote software

availability traps

aviation industry

airport openings
aviation security
Concorde
domestic airline pilots’ response to tiredness
faulty components in aircraft
low-cost airlines
plane manufacture
Qantas grounds fleet of A380s as a precaution
QF32 flight engine failure (2010)
Richard Branson
safety
unmanned aircraft
volcanic ash episode (2010)

B

BAA

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Goldberg Variations

Bacon, Francis

BAE Automated Systems

BAE Systems

Balfour Beatty

“bandwidth hogs”

Bangkok airport

Bank of America

Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)

Bank of England

banking sector

big bonuses for investment bankers
incentives for investors

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