Dare to Disagree

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Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counter intuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

Margaret Heffernan

Education: M.A. Cambridge University; honorary doctorate from University of Bath Professional Career: 13 years at the BBC, producing radio and TV drama and documentaries. Managing Director, IPPA. Managing Director, Marlin Gas Trading. Chief Executive Officer, InfoMation; Chief Executive Officer, ZineZone Corporation; Chief Executive Officer, ICAST Corporation. Author: The Naked Truth, A Working Woman's Manifesto (2004) How She Does It: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success (2007) Women on Top (2009) Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril (2011) - finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year; A Bigger Prize: How we do better than the Competition (2014.)

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