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  • Willful Blindness

  • Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
  • By: Margaret Heffernan
  • Narrated by: Margaret Heffernan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Margaret Heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don't see - not because they're secret or invisible, but because we're willfully blind. A distinguished businesswoman and writer, she examines the phenomenon and traces its imprint in our private and working lives, and within governments and organizations, and asks: What makes us prefer ignorance? What are we so afraid of? Why do some people see more than others? And how can we change?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why We Ignore What Is About Us

  • By Lynn on 06-06-11

Good start, slow finish

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-17

The book got of to a good start, but the second gave was dull and redundant. The book should have ended about half way. Plus, I felt that some of the authors opinions were "willfully blind" thus making her analysis hypocritical.