The Paradoxes of the Modern Financial System | Jeremy Josse
We’re living in uncertain times. It’s easy to grow cynical and uneasy about the state of our economy and the actions we should take to maintain our finances in the capitalist system. It’s easy to get caught up in the uncertainty and feel the anxiety of the unknown. Putting our emotions aside and taking a rational approach to the economic issues that affect our businesses and personal lives is certainly easier said than done.
Recognizing that finance is the brains and blood of the whole system can help us better prepare for what lies ahead and, ultimately, make our organizations and teams stronger in the process.
Jeremy Josse has worked for multiple banks over the last two decades, including Schroders, Citi and Rothschild, and is the author of “Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades,” an entertaining look into the paradoxes of today’s financial system. Jeremy’s background in philosophy, politics and economics has given him a unique perspective on finance; particularly in the ways people approach their views on capitalism as it pertains to their ideological and political preferences.
Back in the days of hunter-gatherers, Jeremy says, people joined together with a tribe mentality, protecting one another and putting others above themselves. Though our capitalist system tells us we should be focused solely on our own personal gains and experiences, building strong networks and maintaining an open mind will ultimately lead us to success in the future. The key is recognizing the paradoxes in our financial system, which allows us to make sense of it and progress as times change and our industries grow.
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