Willful blindness…

14 Aug


Although this talk is on another subject, it provides very good food for thought for those who don’t speak up and demand accountability when you see something done wrong in adoption. 

You don’t need to watch, just listen. 


Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of “willful blindness”

“Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of “willful blindness” and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up. (Filmed at TEDxDanubia.)

The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns — like conflict avoidance and selective blindness — that lead managers and organizations astray.”

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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Adoption


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One response to “Willful blindness…

  1. Valentine Logar

    August 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I watched this one a while back (subscribe to TED). Humans are frightening at times aren’t they?



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