Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness

Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

Book - 2011 | 1st U.S. ed
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Presents an analysis of the human tendency towards selective ignorance, discussing why people practice denial and assessing the impact of the phenomenon on private and working lives as well as within governments and organizations.
Publisher: New York : Walker, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802719980
Branch Call Number: 153.7 H3613W 2011
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 25 cm


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Ivan W. Taylor
Nov 06, 2014

This book is written by a women with very uncertain credentials. However, she pulls it off with some very effective stories and examples of willful blindness which is her description of business leaders and politicians simply not seeking to know the truth about risk.

Feb 23, 2013

One of the best books I've read in a long time. It's a great summary of why and how we miss important stuff across a number of different fields. And the author writes extremely well and convincingly. I'm going to gift my friends with this book!

Dec 12, 2011

this book should be essential reading for anyone interested in pollitics, the economy, our environment, peace, war, our fractured collective conscience, it asks us to take our heads out of the sand, for our very salvation and safety, five well earned stars

Loved this book! It's chock full of information that everyone should know, but few of us do. What makes it a great read, however, goes beyond the fascinating content. Heffernan is an astute observer, a smart commentator and a terrific story-teller.


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