„It is wrong to blame anyone for failing to forecast accurately in an unpredictable world. However, it seems fair to blame professionals for believing they can succeed in an impossible task.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, libro Pensieri lenti e veloci

Modificato da Martin Svoboda. Ultimo aggiornamento 03 Giugno 2021. Storia
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