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Seeing What Others Don’t by Gary Klein

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CHAPTER NINE

Stupidity

WHEN I STARTED INVESTIGATING why people fail to have insights, I remembered an evening in late September 2003 when I was involved in the heat of a fantasy baseball pennant race. If you are not involved in one of these leagues, fantasy baseball may seem trivial or non-serious. However, those who do play appreciate the passion that drives us to beat the other teams and the mental energy and time we put into making our decisions. Competitors act as managers of teams whose performance depends on the accomplishments of actual baseball players. Each “manager” assembles a team made up of active baseball players and racks up points depending on how well those players perform in real games.

As a manager, I might have ten pitchers ...

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