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It sounded OK when reviewed by Andrew Marr on Start the Week and I'm furious that I bothered to buy it. What John Kay had to say was true - people justify their so-called rationality after they've already made up their minds! The overall message is that life is so complex it is impossible to grapple with all the variables; trust your intuition when you have reviewed as many aspects as you can bother with!
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Initial post: 30 May 2010 10:44:59 BDT
Alan Urdaibay says:
Yes, it would seem that Kay's connections with the media world (it was also reviewed on Radio Four's Today Programme) have made it possible to publicise what is really an unimpressive book and persuade many to buy it on their recommendation. I wonder, did Andrew Marr actually read the book or did he just fall for the initial catchy examples which were given on air? I too am irritated by my naiveté in being pulled in by the hype.
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