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How To Spot A Liar

On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times (insert Wall Street & lawyer jokes here), and the clues to detect those lies can be subtle and counter-intuitive.

Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception –This isn’t your typical ‘nostrils flaring’ analysis, this is some really amazing, new & fascinating information. Of course she talks about Maddoff & OJ, but there was also little known Henry Oberlander, a con man who was so effective that British authorities say he could have undermined the entire banking system of the Western world.

In the true TED spirit, she argues honesty is a value worth preserving. The video is a bit longer than your typical two minute fix, but the market’s closed. Reward yourself. At the very least, play it in the background; you won’t be disappointed. (or maybe I’m lying to you right now)

Enjoy!

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