Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 27, 2012 - Social Science - 384 pages
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In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.
 

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Review: Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

User Review  - Pash - Goodreads

Excellent book! Highly recommendable. Good for developing "systems thinking" because it helps you see how society, as a system, is connected and how it interacts. It's also great because it prompts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

This topic really interests me and the author clearly has a ton of expertise in the area. Unfortunately, the book was slow to read as it seemed like all the main points were in the overview and the ... Read full review

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BRUCE SCHNEIER is an internationally renowned security technologist who studies the human side of security. A prolific author, he has written hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers, as well as eleven books that together have sold more than 400,000 copies. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, and is regularly quoted in the press. His blog and monthly newsletter at www.schneier.com reach over 250,000 devoted readers worldwide.
"The closest thing the security industry has to a rock star."
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