About: Maria Konnikova

Maria is the New York Times-bestselling author of "The Confidence Game" (Viking/Penguin 2016) and "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes" (Viking/Penguin, 2013). She is a contributing writer for "The New Yorker," where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.

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Charles Ponzi
The Art of the Con

Human beings don’t like to exist in a state of uncertainty or ambiguity. When something doesn’t make sense, we want an explanation. The confidence artist More