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Why Your Perceptions Often Deceive You & How Smart People Fall Victim to Fraud
September 7, 2017
41 min
Have you ever put your car in “Drive” while it is still rolling backwards a little bit? People do it all the time – yet it is terrible for your car. I’ll explore this and several other things drivers do that can ruin their car and hurt the value. Then, a look at how your own perceptions often deceive you. For example, would you notice something unusual if it popped out in front of you? You would think so. But it turns out you are not as observant as you think you are.  Daniel Simons author of the book, The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us (http://amzn.to/2eLXgaX)  explains why you completely miss much of what you think you see and how those distorted perceptions can cause you trouble. Also, why do people get goose bumps? Does it serve some sort of evolutionary purpose? The answer will surprise you. It isn’t just the elderly or dumb or greedy people who fall victim to fraud. A lot of smart people get taken too.  Financial crime expert Jeffrey Robinson, author of the book, There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute (http://amzn.to/2j50Qyb) explains how big a problem fraud is, how enticing fraudsters make it all seem and how to make sure you do NOT become a victim.
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