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Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious Paperback – 2 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847399053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847399052
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Heffernan presents a readable analysis of the way powerful and intelligent people deliberately set aside crucial facts and turn a blind eye to fatal errors and frauds. A polemic against the dangers of docility and "groupthink" in every walk of life, it was another finalist for Business Book of the Year' --Books of the Year, Financial Times

'Writing in clear, flowing prose, (Heffernan) draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals' --New York Times

'An engaging read, packed with cautionary tales...Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image - and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness' --Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND

'Willful Blindness is a remarkable book...It is a tour de force of brilliant insights, broad span applications and written in the most engaging style' --Philip Zimbardo

'Uniquely broad in scope, insightfully analyzed, and engagingly written. This in-depth look at willful blindness is an excellent read' --Albert Bandura

'Entertaining and compellingly argued book' --Sunday Times Supplement

'Writing in clear, flowing prose, (Heffernan) draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals...the book made me think long and hard about how the pace and priorities of our daily lives can hinder our ability to live as decently and as truthfully as we can' --New York Times

'Heffernan's cogent, riveting look at how we behave at our worst encourages us to strive for our best' --US Publishers' Weekly

'A polemic against the dangers of docility and "groupthink" in every walk of life, it was a finalist for Business Book of the Year' --Books of the Year, Financial Times

`An engaging read... With deft prose and page after page of keen insights, Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image - and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness' --Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND

About the Author

MARGARET HEFFERNAN was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio as a television producer, before leaving to run the trade association IPPA. She returned to the US where she worked on public affair campaigns and with software companies trying to break into multimedia. She then joined CMGI where she ran, bought and sold leading Internet businesses. She is a visiting professor and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Bath. She is the author of The Naked Truth and How She Does It, and Wilful Blindness. She writes a regular column for Real Business and the Huffington Post.


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