Savvy: Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era
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We face a crisis of trust because people feel there is no longer any truth. Singh and Luthra have written a highly-readable analysis of how it happened and how we might return truth to it's necessary prominence in a social media-infused society. An urgently needed book.
- David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect and founder of Techonomy Media
The new world of information is overwhelming, but it is not insurmountable. In Savvy, Shiv and Rohini offer hope - and important practical advice - for professionals trying to navigate amidst the chaos. This is a smart and useful book for anyone trying to gain a firmer footing in the Information Age.
- Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise andProfessor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College
Fake news is nothing new. Technology has turbo-charged its spread leaving us inundated with misrepresentations, exaggerations, and outright lies. Finding the truth is like searching for a needle in a haystack. We are in a crisis of trust--no longer knowing who or what to believe.
In the post-trust era, so much is out of our control, and yet there are ways in which we can inoculate ourselves. Savvy is a book about the human glitches that cause us to fall for alternative facts and what we can do to override them. In Savvy, we meet the social scientists who questioned the behavior of Nazi war criminals, Ivy League football fans, John F. Kennedy and more to better understand why human beings often suspend critical judgement and readily fall for fakeness. We also meet current CEOs, politicians, media moguls and artificial intelligence engines to examine why we put our trust in people, organizations and information that is biased (or blatantly deceptive) while doubting credible sources.Through examples from today's political and business headlines, Savvy guides you out of the post-trust era and includes science and analysis that makes you more informed and savvy in the business world and your personal life.