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Atul Gawande on The Power of Negative Thinking

May 6, 2011
Dr. Atul Gawande

[adrotate block=”1″]On May 25, 2011, practicing surgeon and accomplished writer, Dr. Atul Gawande will be presenting on How to Get Things Right in a Complex World as a part of Linkage’s Thought Leader Series. On May 1, 2007, his article on “The Power of Negative Thinking” was posted on Here is an excerpt:

“We Americans believe instinctively in the power of positive thinking. Whether one is fighting a cancer, an insurgency or just an unyielding problem at work, the prevailing wisdom is that thinking positive is the key — The Secret, even — to success. But the key, it seems to me, is actually negative thinking: looking for, and sometimes expecting, failure….”

To read the full article, click here.

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