The Art of Contrary Thinking: It Pays to be Contrary

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Caxton Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
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"When everybody thinks alike, everyone is likely to be wrong."  The ten words quoted above are, according to Humphrey B. Neill, a potent factor behind the economic booms and busts that blight our civilization.  The "Mississippi Bubble", Holland's incredible "Tulipmania" and the New York stock market crash of 1929 are historic examples of disasters magnified and hastened by the pressure of mass opinion.  Neill describes these occurrences in detail and tells the reader how to avoid and recognize the dangers that "following the pack" can pose to the discerning investor.

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

Humphrey Neill explores opposing or different views as a exercise in understanding a subject. He shows the tendency of the dominant opinion to attract followers who underweight of even ignore ... Read full review

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Think against the crowd. First published in 1954 and still relevant. Good read. Read full review

Contents

THE ART OF CONTRARY THINKING
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BEFORE You BEGIN
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SECTION IIESSAYS PERTAINING TO
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Humphrey B. Neill (1977) spent his life observing and writing about the folly of group thinking that is all too prevalent throughout our society. 

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