He ignored scripts and even slapped actors to get them ready for the scene. Hollywood would never be the same because one maverick wasn’t willing to conform to the traditional rules.  It’s never easy to dismiss the opinions of peers. We like to adopt something called ½ Inch Thinking. But don’t worry, this episode will give you one MicroBehavior to avoid the comforts of the crowd.
(Solomon Asch, Normative Behavior, Conformity Research)

  1. Saturday Evening Post article “The Great Dictator” (16/May/1942)
  2. Stout, David. Solomon Asch Is Dead at 88; A Leading Social Psychologist. New York Times. David Stout. Feb. 29, 1996
  3. Asch, S. E. (1951). Effects of group pressure upon the modification and distortion of judgments. In H. Guetzkow (Ed.), Groups, leadership and men; research in human relations (p. 177–190). Carnegie Press.
  4. Chandler, Charlotte. It’s Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock a Personal Biography. 2005.
  5. Louminek, Lou. ‘Gone With the Wind’ by the numbers. New York Post, 2014.
  6. Smith, Dinitia. The Antic Birth Pangs of ‘Gone With the Wind’ New York Times. 2005
  7. Unsent Memo from David O Selznick to Catherine Brown, 1939.
    8. Memo from David O Selznick to O’shea Re: Leslie Howard, 1937.
  8. Vital Smarts Video. The BS Guys. One Simple Skill to Overcome Peer Pressure. 2015.

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