In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” to be its word of the year. The term refers to the growing tendency to discount facts in favor of personal beliefs. In an engaging presentation, London Business School professor Alex Edmans exposes the cognitive traps that lead people blindly astray from objectivity. Those who want to become active participants in moving the public discourse beyond post-truths will benefit from Edmans’s advice.
In this summary, you will learn
- What confirmation bias comprises and
- How to avoid common confirmation traps.
About the Speaker
Alex Edmans is a professor of finance at London Business School.