Article | The American: A Magazine of Ideas | January – February 2008

The Dangers of Wishful Thinking

by Richard S. Tedlow and David Ruben


Too many U.S. businesses (including tires, super-markets, and information technology) have been infected with the disease of denial. The answer? In Lincoln's words, “We must disenthrall ourselves.”

Keywords: Knowledge Acquisition; Knowledge Use and Leverage; Leadership; Growth and Development Strategy; Success; Behavior; Cognition and Thinking;


Tedlow, Richard S., and David Ruben. "The Dangers of Wishful Thinking." The American: A Magazine of Ideas (January–February 2008).