Wednesday, February 13, 2013
My Apology - By Jonah Lehrer
Thanks to Barry for passing this along. I think there is a lot of wisdom in the talk that can apply to investors, especially the parts about putting the right procedures in place to avoid mistakes. I was
reminded of habits and checklists.
I’d like to begin by thanking the Knight Foundation for the invitation to speak.
I’ve been asked to give a talk about decision-making. I’m going to focus today on bad decisions, on the causes and repercussions of failure. The failure I’ll be talking about is my own.
For those who do not know who I am, let me give you a brief summary. I am the author of a book on creativity that contained several fabricated Bob Dylan quotes. I committed plagiarism on my blog, taking, without credit or citation, an entire paragraph from the blog of Christian Jarrett. I also plagiarized from myself. I lied to a journalist named Michael Moynihan to cover up the Dylan fabrications.