Monday, 28 April 2014

How the Persians made decisions

"According to a report from Herodotus dating from about 45 B.C., whenever the ancient Persians made a decision following sober deliberation, they would always reconsider the matter under the influence of wine.

Tacitus claims that during Roman times the Germans too had a custom of arriving at each decision twice, once sober, once drunk".

From Irving Janis, "Groupthink"

1 comment:

Tout L'Univers said...

I think there is a mistake 445 BBC would be better than 45 BC

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