So it turns out that we have our brain and its nervous system and then there’s the enteric nervous system, more commonly known as the gut. That’s right, gut feelings can be independent (physiologically at least) from the brain, so which one do we listen to when decision time comes?
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From small start-ups, to foreign aid and the housing crisis, absorptive capacity can impact capital allocation decisions in often unpredictable ways. Identifying the issues underlying absorptive capacity can assist us both as individual economic agents and at an aggregate level. This post reviews three examples where absorption capacities can adversely affect economic outcomes and how pragmatic awareness can assist in reaching a better solution.
How does teamwork and leadership relate in the modern professional arena? How can bosses inspire and drive teams and team members learn from their leader and the role that they have in shaping their professional ethos? And how does this all relate to performance? This recent article by McKinsey highlights some of the pitfalls, risks and opportunities that bosses and employees face in a team environment. A highly recommended read.
Financial institutions are often criticized for being too opaque or pushing too strongly for self-regulation as opposed to external intervention. But perhaps this concern is based on the reality of finance, of its embedded nature in our lives and in its purpose of being a reliable intermediary in our economic lives. Perhaps what happens in finance is in itself financial and therefore, in and from itself, best left to finance?