Why scorecards are as dangerous as Michael Jackson’s personal doctor

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Let me take you back to an experiment that took place in 1930s New York…..

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No matter how many times a child was presented to a doctor, there was a 50% chance that they would be prescibed a tonsilectomy…even if they’d been seen by Doctors many times before who had said that they didn’t need one.

So what’s happening here?

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[Source of tonsilectomy story and most of the clever words and thoughts from Taleb’s Antifragile Chapter 7, (edited for extra knob jokes)]

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