- By Peter H. Schmidt
- On 08/07/2018
When We Don't Know, We Ask Those Who Do
A world class team is how we avoid being this guy: "Dunning and Kruger's 1999 study, 'Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments,' derived in part from the cognitive bias evident in the criminal case of McArthur Wheeler, who robbed banks with his face covered with lemon juice, which he believed would make it invisible to the surveillance cameras. This belief was based on his misunderstanding of the chemical properties of lemon juice as an invisible ink."