Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

By Madeleine L. Van Hecke

"I have no reservations about wholeheartedly recommending this book. Behind each stupid mistake, each wrongheaded viewpoint, is a person every bit as rational as we think ourselves to be. This book allows us to see ourselves more clearly, and assess others more tolerantly."
-- Wendy Northcutt, best-selling author of the Darwin Awards and creator of

"If we don't understand blind spots, we don't understand human nature. Madeleine Van Hecke does a beautiful job of opening our eyes to this fascinating--and troubling--aspect of personality."
-- Eric Maisel, PhD, author of Ten Zen Seconds

"This delightful romp through the maze of human fallibility should be sent to every CEO of the Fortune 500 companies, along with all of the members of Congress. Van Hecke's engaging writing style, personal anecdotes, and real-world examples of the numerous blind spots that all of us have--including and especially intelligent and educated people--brings to a wide audience decades of scientific research on cognitive fallacies and critical thinking. A fun read!"
-- Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of Why People Believe Weird Things

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