The Dunning-Kruger effect and global reputation

Weekend Variety Wireless 05/05/2018
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The strange but quite real Dunning-Kruger Effect, where being overly confident of your knowledge means you almost certainly shouldn’t be. 

Ipsos research director Jonathan Dodd joins Graeme Hill for our Human Statistics of the week: what do various nations think are the least trustworthy organisations, and how has the Dunning- Kruger effect turned into a meme?

Mr Dodd speaks about the International Global Reputation Centre, what do businesses in New Zealand think are the biggest issues for them?

Reputation is important, and along with well-known New Zealand companies such as Air New Zealand and Trade Me, 73 per cent of those surveyed said the finical sector was facing the biggest challenges.

Graeme plays an audio clip of Tom Nickle explaining the Dunning-Kruger effect… and how it has turned into a meme.

Apparently, if one mentions the effect they may be suffering from it.

Mr Dodd says people will respect you more if you just admit you don’t know something, and that you’re out of your depth.

Listen to the full audio with Jonathan Dodd above.

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