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Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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I really wanted to like this book, but it was a little thin and repetitive in places. Overall the theme can be summed up as “people have a hard time owning up to their mistakes because it challenges ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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There are some aspects of the human condition that make life difficult and I think cognitive dissonance is the big one that we can all do something about. Drop the self justification for your actions ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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This book is a lot like thinking fast, thinking slow and many other great behavioral economics and psychology, but this book was probably a bit more readable and concise. These are all must-reads in ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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The authors of Mistakes Were Made do a great job of consolidating a plethora of scientific studies and real-world examples to make a case for one fundamental claim: that we would all be better off in ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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An important book to read for personal growth. Only when we are mindful of the mistakes we make, and we all make them, all the time, can we have the chance to become a better person. Only when we are ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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This is a book that truly goes into the depths of why non-sociopathic people do 'evil' things. It is a book that I found to be rich with information from cover to cover, and found myself understanding evil to a much greater extent than I did before. Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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This book is about self-justification, and how it comes naturally to all of us. How it hurts us in our personal lives and in our business lives. How our nation is hurt by our leaders' self ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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I'm much more aware of how I quiet my own cognitive dissonance by self-justification. This book has enabled me to see that error and given me tools to correct it. The chapter on relationships was ... Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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One of my favorite books! make me more aware of my silly impulses. I think understanding these limitation is the basis for having a crucial conversation, and making peace with yourself and people around you. Read full review

Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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Excellent book on cognitive biases. This is one I will definitely have to revisit. Read full review


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