Guess What’s the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in US ?

In my presentation on risk, I explain how we fear all the wrong things and ignore things we should pay closer attention to. The parallels between health and investing are manifest.

We received yet another reminder this past week: Not sharks or terrorists or even Zika, but simple and often preventible things —  like errors and mistakes:


Source: Washington Post


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  1. Clive Thompson commented on Jul 18

    […] vogue for retro-90s digital design aesthetics. The third-leading cause of death in the US is now “medical error” (via @boingboing). After 10 years of analyzing the Enron email corpus, linguists have found some […]

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