When "Smart" Backfires // Plus: Last chance for discount on my Leadership Intensive
You can still sign up later for my October 12–23 virtual Leadership Intensive, but if you're considering the program, why not save $125? By the end of the day tomorrow, September 1, the Early Bird discount will be over and the price goes up for the seats we have remaining.
For those of you who are just here for the articles about innovation and human behavior, here's one that may change your perspective:
I've been thinking a lot about the lessons I've learned from our giant investigation into the 1954 fake news conspiracy we recently published. (BTW if you’d rather listen to it, you can do that here.) One of them that I think is particularly relevant to business leaders is this:
Smart people do dumb things precisely BECAUSE we don't want to be wrong or stupid.
My latest article is about just that:
Summary: Nobody wants to be wrong. Nobody wants to be thought of as stupid. And the smarter we are, the easier it is to trick ourselves into sticking with things we shouldn’t. I’ll be curious what you think of the argument I explore here, and where it could be improved.
Either way, pass some good vibes along!