This book started during the great financial crisis of 2008, but it is not a book about finance. Far from it. Instead, it asks a basic question: Why do humans working in modern institutions collectively act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do normally clever people fail to see risks and opportunities that are subsequently blindingly obvious? Why. as Daniel Kahneman, the psychologist, put it, are we sometimes so "blind to our own blindness?"
- From The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertiser and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers by Gillian Tett