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Истории об «относительно честных» способах помочь людям расстаться с их деньгами не имеют срока давности. Более того, развитие современных технологий и распространение интернета ознаменовали собой начало золотого века для мошенников, Старые схемы получили «актуальное» прочтение, а новые становятся все более эффективными, поскольку и аферисты знакомятся с открытиями в психологии и этологии.

В своей новой книге американская журналистка Мария Конникова делится советами, как противостоять пополнившемуся арсеналу неприятных новинок и не стать жертвами «классики». Разбираются реальные случаи мошенничества и приводятся их исторические корни. В частности, можно узнать, что первые нигерийские «письма счастья» просили у получателей лишь пару штанов для бедняков Африки.

Хороша также история от том, как пара французских аристократов, отписавших аферистам поместье и миллионы, очутилась на потогонной фабрике в Англии.
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Den85 | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
If this was half as long, it would have been twice as good
danielskatz | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Dec 26, 2023 |
Fascinating book about decision making and self control. Poker as a game of luck and smarts, but with incomplete knowledge offers a structure upon which the author shows us how we function in real life with luck, skill, and imperfect knowledge. How can we do better, the book asks. She tries to use poker to find out.
BookyMaven | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Dec 6, 2023 |
Nicely written, original perspective, but nothing new and a lot of words and repetition. In fact I think that the kind of rationalism Sherlock Holmes expresses, is not that special nowadays (for quite a lot of people). It's only logic. Most scientists are strictly trained to follow this methodology. And a lot of them (and others as well), has done so since they were kids. So I simply don't think everyone has such a profound "Watsonian-mind" as the author pretends. But that behaviour it's often socially unacceptable. For example one has to remember "irrelevant" facts only because they are relevant for other people or in society in general. Or dress well for a job interview even when the job has nothing to do with outer appearances. In Rome do as the Romans do. Not everyone can always afford to express his train of thought as straightforward as Sherlock Holmes (or other rational characters from popular TV-series). Maybe the Meyer-Briggs-typology can shed some light on this matter.
Besides she speaks about mindfullness in relation to the character of Sherlock Holmes, but I think that mindfulness is about more than rationalism and deduction?
I hope I'm not the only one with these frustration-like experiences while reading this book? I thought it was a pity, since one could have made much more out of this perspective?
Don't get me wrong, I really admire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his influence on literature and science by amongst others creating his fictional character of Sherlock Holmes.
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YJBV | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Nov 19, 2023 |



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