On dodging

October 21, 2008

Among a number of findings, what struck me is that listeners seem to prefer speakers who answer the wrong question well over those who answer the right question poorly – research into conversational blindness from HBS Working Knowledge.  What happens when people try to ‘dodge’ a question, why some dodges are successful and others are not…interesting and useful to know.

One Response to “On dodging”


  1. […] November 17, 2008 A while ago I was surprised by some HBS findings on research into dodging and conversational blindness. Today there is more on the topic of Decoding the Artful Sidestep […]


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