Category "Mental Models"
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.
China in focus
Many of the old stories surrounding China are becoming—or are—obsolete. New ones are emerging.
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...
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...
While getting set-up with a gym membership recently, the salesperson asked a question that made me pause:
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...
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