Perception Versus Reality

I was digging through my archive of data related junk when I came across the regular (yearly) series called Perils of Perception by Ipsos MORI I was going to include one of the slides from the 2016 deck but the resolution was quite low so I decided to reformat it to make it clearer. The slide I…

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You Are A Fantasist

In the current edition of New Scientist they have a feature piece on the seemingly endless array of contradictions psychological and intellectual that are contained within each of us and chief among these is the notion that we are the hero’s of our own narrative. Or as they put it we are all fantasist with…

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The Irrationality Within Us

We like to think of ourselves as special because we can reason and we like to think that this ability expresses the essence of what it is to be human. In many ways this belief has formed our civilization; throughout history, we have used supposed differences in rationality to justify moral and political distinctions between…

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Are CEO’s Worth It?

The answer is probably not – much is written about the outrageous levels of CEO pay and how little actual performance most of them deliver. Bloomberg do a  survey of the Top 100 most effective CEO’s in terms of the bang for buck they deliver for the company. I have taken the results of the…

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Well Shit…..That Was Interesting

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I am a little keen on things such as flotation tanks as a recover methodology Well the folks who run my float tank centre recently installed a cryotherapy chamber and I thought it would be a good idea to go an experience…

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Science Says Being Grateful is Good for You

With Thanksgiving left in the dust of November, we’re hurtling now down the holiday luge towards New Year’s, which can be a mentally exhausting time of year for many. Fortunately, finding respite is as easy as giving thanks for the year gone by. While gratefulness is innately human, it’s been tossed aside as an unworthy…

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Apropos of this recent piece I wrote in the change in tone in markets I have been thinking more about the notion of change and our inability to see it as it is occurring. What prompted this latest musing was a walk past local tennis club over the weekend and I noticed something very interesting…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Traders are an odd bunch – we have to be because of the nature of our profession and shock events such as the recent US election tends to amplify this odd behaviour. When we trade equities we all want a rising market, a market that goes up day after day with nary a pullback in…

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There’s More to Life Than Being Happy

“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished…

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