Malcolm Gladwell on Preventing Financial Fraud … and Worse

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“There’s always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong.” H.L. Mencken, in The Divine Afflatus

In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell turns to a theme that matters greatly to financial advisors – preventing financial fraud and abuse. It is part of his broader inquiry into how we can avoid placing our trust in the wrong people.

Talking to Strangers is not about talking to strangers. It is a manual on how to avoid being victimized or bamboozled by evil, slippery, or amoral people. Well-written (Gladwell is always entertaining) and opinionated, it is an annotated compendium of case studies on how some of the world’s worst people got others – strangers – to believe their lies and get sucked into situations that range from profoundly tragic to merely unfortunate.

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