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Navigating the Fog of War

Navigating the fog of war

Interactions in the real world of business, politics and inter-personal relations take place in a ‘fog of war’. Each party to the interaction has incomplete knowledge about the motivations, abilities and choices of the other parties. The damage resulting from such ‘asymmetric inform-ation’ has been well known since ancient times. Here, the contours of interaction in the absence of complete information are laid out and solutions in the form of screening and signalling are discussed.

Think of Bertie Wooster in Right Ho, Jeeves advising Gussie Fink-Nottle to forego dinner to emphasize the depth of his feeling for the fair Madeline Bassett. The rationale was that Madeline Basset was looking for a true lover, and only a ...

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