WCM Event Recap: WCM's Innovative Speaker Series Presents: Gillian Tett, Financial Times

WCM | September 26, 2018

On September 25, 2018, WCM held an Innovative Speaker Series, hosted by Blake's, with Gillian Tett from the Financial Times.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • People working in markets need to be concerned about the rise of populism. The interlock is no longer just between politics and economics - tribalism and echo chambers are beginning to define the landscape
  • It's important to understand the economy through an interdisciplinary perspective - the changing landscape requires it
  • Be mindful to not get caught in an echo chamber of your pre-existing beliefs. Step outside, listen to an opposing view, talk to different people
    • Be cautious not to enclose yourself in a network, exclusive to your epistemology. Social media makes it very easy to feed pre-existing beliefs and vilify opposing beliefs.
  • Societal trust in institutions is dropping, while trust in peer groups is rising

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