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EBBC Antwerp - In Defense of Troublemakers (C. Nemeth)

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Monthly interactive EBBC (Entrepreneurial Business Book Club) session in Antwerp.

This one centered around "In Defense of Troublemakers - The Power of Dissent in Life and Business" by Charlan Nemeth.

Expect an interesting, introspective and practical session! We activate (y)our Knowledge!

We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making.

“Good decision-making, at its heart, is divergent thinking. When we think divergently, we think in multiple directions, seek information and consider facts on all sides of the issue, and think about the cons as well as the pros. Bad decision-making is the reverse. Thinking convergently, we focus more narrowly, usually in one direction. We seek information and consider facts that support an initial preference. We tend not to consider the cons of the position, nor do we look at alternative ways of interpreting the facts.”

Make sure to read the book (or a summary, youtube videos, podcasts, ...) beforehand!

DISCLAIMER: Author of the book will not be present. This is by and for the EBBC community.

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