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Published on Jun 30, 2017
We seem to live in a post-truth world now, with the use of anecdote over evidence, the disdain of experts that we saw in the referendum, and social media leading to people only paying attention to articles that they agree with. Alex Edmans’s talk will explore the ramifications of acting on impulse before thinking through whether or not information is reliable, and offer tools for us to survive in a post-truth society.
Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School, specialising in corporate governance, executive compensation, and corporate social responsibility. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, written for the Harvard Business Review, and presented to the Bank of England, Federal Reserve, HM Treasury, IMF, SEC and more.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx