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Honestly Now…Honest?

by Jack Santos  |  July 31, 2012  |  Comments Off on Honestly Now…Honest?

Dan Ariely, who has been a guest of ours in prior webinars, has really gotten some great press on “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.  How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves”.  This is a must read for any CSO or any IT person involved with security.  Actually a must read for just about anyone.

We in IT Security often spend a lot of time worrying about APTs (advanced persistent threats) and bad actors, but (as Dan points out) it’s the 99% we need to worry about.  Cheating and dishonesty are ingrained in our culture; heck its part of human nature!  But without it we wouldn’t have:  the Macintosh, Apple, Microsoft windows, The IBM PC, the Internet, and much much more.   Dan makes the case that, to some extent, dishonesty is a part of collaboration and innovation.

And if that doesn’t whet your appetite, well..then..your just lying to yourself.

Mike Rollings, Elden Nelson and I will be exploring other parts of human nature at our Gartner Catalyst conference in a few weeks  – in the workshop entitled “Career Survival Skills for Gearheads.”  There will be no lying allowed. Honest.

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Jack Santos
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7 years at Gartner
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Jack Santos is a Research Vice President with Gartner, part of the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team within the Gartner for IT Leaders product. He focuses on enterprise architecture and technology trends. Mr. Santos' specific area of research covers individual development, leadership and management practices for enterprise architects, EA innovation, and collaboration approaches. Read Full Bio

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