The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game

Why We Fall for It... Every Time

Book - 2016
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Explores the psyches, motives, and methods of con artists to reveal why they are consistently successful, identifying common hallmarks of cons to share additional insights into the relationship between artists and victims.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780525427414
Branch Call Number: 364.163 K82c
Characteristics: x, 340 pages ; 24 cm


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Under the right circumstances, everyone has the potential to be deceived and exploited by scammers. The Confidence Games explores the psychology of the con artist and how people fall for their tricks again and again. Konnikova reminds us that anyone, even you, can fall victim to these cons and it... Read More »

Best-selling author Konnikova, explores the psychological principles behind the success of so many, "elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust," throughout history.

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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.

Oct 21, 2016

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

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