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Overconfidence or high optimism

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Excerpt from Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman —

“I have always believed that scientific research is another domain where a form of optimism is essential to success : I have yet to meet a successful scientist who lacks the ability to exaggerate the importance of what he or she is doing, and I believe that someone who lacks a delusional sense of significance will wilt in the face of repeated experiences of multiple small failures and rare successes, the fate of most researchers.”

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This entry was posted on February 10, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
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