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Some of the Known Costliest Mistakes in the World, So Far

From oil spills to war, anybody can make errors of judgment, but some lapses turn out to be eye-wateringly, jaw-droppingly expensive. And embarrassing. According to Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich in Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes, people could avoid making major fiscal errors by application of what is emerging as a new science, ‘behavioral economics.’ This grew out of Israeli studies that were conducted thirty years ago; the studies examined the impact of rewards and punishments in judgment-making. Belsky and Gilovich argue that in order to overcome blind spots that lead to financial errors, people must grasp the underlying psychological causes behind those decisions, both large and small – from buying/selling a house or stocks/shares, to grabbing supermarket bargains, betting and tipping. Decisions may turn out to be wrong only … Read entire article »

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Articles at Suite 101

Sometimes in business, an article placed in a timely or well-thought out place is helpful in promotion or explaining issues and policies. Articles for in-house or customer publications are frequently needed. Suite 101 is an international online magazine. I have published over 160 articles on things as diverse as British and international politics, the work of Parliament, the performing arts, film, theatre, pop music, psychology, sociology, current affairs, drama teaching, writing in/for theatre. I have been in the top 10% of most visited articles at Suite 101 for months. Three of my articles to date have won Editor’s Choice Awards for being quality examples of online writing. I write online out of my many interests, but I have also previously written and edited school newspapers, client publications for a residential housing company, … Read entire article »

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