Category "Mental Models"

The competitive advantage of high performing teams

The competitive advantage of high performing teams | Vijay Viswanathan | EP06

Vijay Viswanathan, Mawer’s Director of Research, on the key characteristics of high performing investment teams.

May 9, 2018 32 Mins
China in focus

China in focus

Many of the old stories surrounding China are becoming—or are—obsolete. New ones are emerging. China’s economy is very different than it used to be, and this shift, as well as some of the trends occurring there, are worthwhile to understand.

January 11, 2018 14 Mins
life at railway speed

Life at railway speed: Lessons from the technology hype cycle

In 1845, Scottish poet and author, William Aytoun, published his satire, How we got up the Glenmutchkin Railway, and how we got out of it. His story focused on the railway stock frenzy that gripped Great Britain, with the aim...

November 28, 2017 14 Mins
end of oil

The end of oil?

In the spring of 2000, Sheikh Yamani gave an unprecedented interview with The Telegraph on the future of oil. As he was the former Saudi oil minister from 1962 to 1986, many paid close attention to his declaration that “[t]hirty...

November 15, 2017 12 Mins
Bottleneck

Bottleneck thinking

While getting set-up with a gym membership recently, the salesperson asked a question that made me pause:

November 8, 2017 3 Mins
Theres no such thing as immaculate perception

There’s no such thing as immaculate perception

Each day we observe events and instantly associate meaning to them. In other words, we are constantly making inferences about the world—usually unconsciously. Unfortunately, we tend to neglect challenging these inferences or even fool ourselves into thinking that they are...

October 25, 2017 3 Mins

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