The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game

Why We Fall for It... Every Time

eBook - 2016
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"It's a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime."—Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White CityThink you can't get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and...
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2016
ISBN: 9780698170995
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Cloud Library

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s_andra
Aug 23, 2018

This book is a collection of several cases and examples. After about 30 pages, I felt like the rest of the book was repetitive or held the same themes. As several other reviews would say, it was much longer than it needed to be.
I was originally interested in this book since the author worked with Game Theory and won poker tournaments but this book is a bit of a letdown.

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mclarjh
Oct 21, 2016

Decent journalistic writing, but far too long, and not enough new info.

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