Friday, June 18, 2010

WRONG: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
WRONG

Why experts* keep failing us--and how
to know when not to trust them *Scientists,
finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus,
celebrity CEOs, high-powered consultants,
health officials and more

BY DAVID H. FREEDMAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Our investments are devastated, obesity is epidemic, test scores are in decline, blue-chip companies circle the drain, and popular medications turn out to be ineffective and even dangerous. What happened? Didn't we listen to the scientists, economists and other experts who promised us that if we followed their advice all would be well? Actually, those experts are a big reason we're in this mess. And, according to acclaimed business and science writer David H. Freedman, such expert counsel usually turns out to be wrong--often wildly so.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David H. Freedman is a contributing editor and columnist at Inc. magazine. He is a contributor to Newsweek, and has written on science, technology, and business for The Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Science, The Harvard Business Review, Wired, and many other publications. He was the co-author of A Perfect Mess (Little, Brown, 2006). Freedman lives in Massachusetts.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
THREE COPIES OF THIS INTERESTING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!



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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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52 comments:

debbie said...

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debbie said...

Most studies don't reveal who was the sponser. That completely determines how the outcome will be. I would like to know if he touches on that issue in the book.
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Glenn said...

Because it turns conventional wisdom (that experts have all the RIGHT answers) upside down. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Katia said...

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Linda Kish said...

I would like to read this book because I like to hear other peoples opinions on the troubles with the world.

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enyl said...

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degood said...

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degood said...

I enjoy statistics and am fascinated by contradictory studies that are done by so called experts so I think I would like to read this book.

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Christine H said...

I'd like to hear what the guy has to say. I wonder if I'll agree with him or not.

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nfmgirl said...

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Shirley said...

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ikkinlala said...

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Ranurgis said...

This subject intrigues me because it includes values that are not quantifiable or justifiable. If a group of experts concur on a subject, they become the experts--no matter how wrong they may be. Man certainly still doesn't know everything.

baileythebookworm said...

I know they say not to, but I want to read this just based on the cover. I love good cover art. :)

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