Michael Mauboussin
Michael Mauboussin

Michael Mauboussin, author of the new book, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, will be the featured speaker at the Library on Sunday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Mauboussin is also the author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, which was named one of the best business books by Business Week in 2006. In his new book, the author addresses the decision-making process for those in all fields -- leaders who make crucial decisions every day. The harsh truth is, according to Mr. Mauboussin, that they mismanage many of those choices even though they have the right intentions. He explains that we fall victim to simplified mental routines that prevent us from coping with the complex realities inherent in important judgment calls. Yet these cognitive errors are preventable. In Think Twice, you will learn how to recognize and avoid common missteps.

Sharing vivid stories from business and beyond, Mr. Mauboussin offers powerful rules for avoiding each error. And he explains when it's time to think twice, to question your reasoning, and adopt decision-making strategies that are far more effective, even if they seem counterintuitive.

Michael Mauboussin, a Darien resident, is Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. He has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993. Business Week's Guide to Best Business Schools highlighted him as one of the school's "Outstanding Faculty," a distinction received by only seven professors.

Mr. Mauboussin's appearance at Darien Library is part of our Fall Author Series.

A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).