Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Version of Derren Brown's "Tricks of the Mind"

Hold onto your copy of Derren Brown's "Tricks of the Mind" -- as iTricks noted this week, it is now a collector's item.

The Independent reported this week that future copies of the book will not include the portion where DB criticizes Richard Bandler, the founder of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Although the Independent didn't say so, obviously Bandler must have threatened a defamation lawsuit against Derren. I don't recall DB's comments about Bandler being overly critical -- in fact, the harshest statement quoted in the article was Derren's comment that it is "hard to tell whether [Bandler is] hugely effective or a great, brilliant, captivating con."

Oh, well -- no one likes to be sued.


TheMindFantastic said...

Richard Bandler is at least being consistent about things. He isn't too fond of negative inappropriate critical commentary. What really gets me is the report from the Independent on it. They refer to Neuro Linguistic Programming as NPL, which okay can be a little mistake, but then misspell Richards last name listing it as 'Dr Bambler' huh? Nice reporting there Independent, really top notch.

William_Tapscott said...

I noticed that "Bambler" typo -- embarrassing.