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