Wrong Why Experts Keep Failing Us - And How to Know When Not to Trust Them Scientists, Finance Wizards, Doctors, Relationship Gurus, Celebrity Ceos, High-Powered Consultants, Health Officials and More

ISBN-10: 0316023787
ISBN-13: 9780316023788
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

David H. Freedman is a contributing editor for Inc. Magazine, and has written on science, business, and technology for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Science, Wired, and many other publications. His newest book, Wrong, about why experts keep failing us, came out in June, 2010. His last book (coauthored) was A Perfect Mess, about the useful role of disorder in daily life, business, and science. He is also the author of books about the US Marines, computer crime, and artificial intelligence. Freedman's blog, "Making Sense of Medicine," takes a close, critical look at medical findings making current headlines with an eye to separating out the frequent hype. He lives near Boston.

Introduction
Some Expert Observations
The Trouble with Scientists, Part 1
The Certainty Principle
The Idiocy of Crowds
The Trouble with Scientists, Part 2
Experts and Organizations
Experts and the Media
The Internet and the Technology of Expertise
Eleven Simple Never-Fail Rules for Not Being Misled by Experts
A Tiny Sampling of Expert Wrongness, Conflict, and Confusion
The Evolution of Expertise
A Brief Sampling of Contemporary, High-Powered, Apparent Scientific Fraud
Is This Book Wrong?
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
Index

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