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Field of Dreams Fallacy

Field of Dreams Fallacy


The notion that, "if you build it, they will come" where all that's needed to do is to simply produce a product and the market will beat a path to one's door, without considering the economic, political, cultural, and entrepreneurial effort and luck at play.


Named for the 1989 baseball film starring Kevin Costner where he heard a voice to build a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfield in order for a mystical reunion of baseball legends (including his father).