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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