Dylan Evans & Margaret Heffernan: Why Some People Risk Everything
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There is a special kind of intelligence for dealing with risk which doesn’t correlate with IQ, and is found in disparate groups such as weather forecasters and hedge fund managers. Dylan Evans’ Risk Intelligence shows the importance of probability and speculation. Margaret Heffernan’s Wilful Blindness takes the case of Enron as the starting point for an analysis of why we are so prone to ignoring the problems in front of us. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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