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Public talk: Duncan Watts - The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything That Seems Obvious Isn't

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Title: “The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything That Seems Obvious Isn’t”

Common sense is always a good thing, isn’t it? Maybe not. Although common sense is extremely useful for dealing with everyday problem solving, when applied to the kind of large-scale problems that arise in government, business, policy, and marketing, it can suffer from systematic failures. Nevertheless, because of the way we learn from history, these failures are rarely apparent to us. Fortunately, learning to suspect one’s own common sense can lead to other, more reliable approaches.

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