Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Joseph Hallinan will open 2013 Mining Conference

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Why are we so easily distracted? Why do we often miss what's right in front of our eyes? Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better?

Joe Hallinan is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose book, Why We Make Mistakes, is a helpful and lively exploration of our imperfections and how to overcome them. In pursuit of the errors that we make, Hallinan's talks delve into psychology, neuroscience, economics, consumer behavior, financial strategy and more.

Joe Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error--how we think, see, remember and forget. In a highly engaging talk, full of anecdotes, relevant studies and tips you can use immediately (such as how to remember where you left your keys, and why multi-tasking is a bad idea), Hallinan shows us that some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone. How to prevent these errors--how to anticipate and then "outsmart" them--are at the heart of this engaging, entertaining and interactive talk.

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