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Two types of choices seem to me to have been crucial in tipping their outcomes towards success or failure: long-term planning, and willingness to reconsider core values.




Jared Diamond, Geographer, Anthropologist and Historian, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, 2005

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Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond
  • Born: September 10, 1937
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

Jared Mason Diamond is an American geographer, historian, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005); and The World Until Yesterday (2012). Originally trained in physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at UCLA.

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