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Too much perseverance

Does our tendency to keep going work in our favour?

“I’ve started so I’ll finish” is one of the first catchphrases that stuck in my mind when we moved to the UK many years ago. At the time, it was uttered pretty much weekly by Magnus Magnusson, the host of the Mastermind quiz programme, in which candidates need to answer general and specialist knowledge questions in quick succession during 2…

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Koen Smets

Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius