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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

We have confidence in our ability to acheive the goal set.

The ego skillfully represses the weight of false confidence.

From Ponzi to Bitcoin

con(fidence) man

Won't Get Fooled Again

How To Beat A Manipulator

To look trustworthy, put on a happy face

"It is strange the way the ignorant and inexperienced so often and so undeservedly succeed when the informed and the experienced fail.

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, success is sure."

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Nice People Are More Likely to Hurt You

Are Polite People More Violent and Destructive?

Troubling Feature of People Who Seem Nice All the Time

6 Trump Corporate Bankruptcies

A Look at an Enduring Education Scandal

Confidence is a requirement of every Ponzi scheme.

Ponzi schemes promise high returns on an initial investment.

Charles Ponzi started buying and selling postal reply coupons using agents in his native Italy.

Ponzi, pocketing millions, enjoyed a sumptuous life outside of Boston and was seen as a celebrity investor, the Warren Buffett of his day.

Ponzi was raking in $250,000 a day but the the arbitrage on the postal coupons could never pay the returns he promised so he simply paid off previous investors with new invested capital.

Most did not take their profits, but simply reinvested in the pyramid scheme.

A pyramid scheme is an illegal investment scam based on a hierarchical setup.
The most famous kind of pyramid scheme is, perhaps, the Ponzi scheme.

The fact that people define themselves in terms of social groupings is a well-understood principle in social psychology.

We tend to trust people we identify with as they remind us of ourselves.

85% of public high school students responding to a survey of future of career goals state they wanted to be a television celebrity.

We expect to hear truth from members of our own perceived social grouping.
Nut people are individuals with their own unique set of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.

Behavior under relatively stress-free circumstances may be completely different than when the individual is experiencing stress.

We tend to be far less skeptical of attractive, charming people as humans initially judge by appearance.

Cognitive bias allows our perception of one desirable trait in a person to judge that person more positively overall.

It is a myth that liars avoid eye contact.

The most brazen, actually overcompensate to "prove" that they are not lying by making strong, direct eye contact and holding it steadily.

Nervous people blink their eyes often but deceivers blink less under the increased mental effort of creating a lie, remembering the lie, inhibiting the truth, and preparing for follow-up questions.

Although we tend to suspect people who squirm or fidget the first physical reaction to stress (before the urge to fight or flee) is to freeze - which means that liars may actually reduce movement and gestures - not increase them.

Flattery combined with fear is the way in which the confidence man gets you to purchase his snake oil.

We want to believe some lies and liars.

It is easier to believe abundant lies than it is to believe disturbing truths.

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