Remember when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women not to ask for raises, but to “have faith” that they’d get one eventually? According to a class action suit against Microsoft, this kind of talk was just par for the course at a company that undervalues women and does little to discourage sexual harassment.
The human brain is a weird old thing. When confronted with a new, uncertain situation, it virtually always abandons careful analysis, and instead resorts to a host of mental shortcuts—that almost always lead to the wrong answer. Turns out, the smarter you are, the more likely you are to make such mistakes.
This exchange, as seen during a segment on Windows 7 on CNBC's Street Signs this afternoon, doesn't feature CNBC's resident Apple knob-polisher Jim Goldman, surprisingly. But it might as well. Cable news, everybody! Consistently worthless.