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Why Good Advice Is Often Bad

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Why Good Advice Is Often Bad
According to research by Yale SOM’s Jason Dana and Daylian Cain, psychological factors make unbiased advice a more difficult task than it appears at first glance.

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Bad Advice From Professional Advisors

Bad Advice From Professional Advisors

There are advisors for everything: fashion, investment, career, relationship, nutrition and spirituality, all with best intentions. And professional advisors commit an unintended mistake of being t...

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Unintentionally Bad Advice

  • If a professional advisor is too risk-averse, due to being liable for potential loss, the advisee suffers from a lack of good advice.
  • If the advisor is too close to the advisee, th...

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