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Colliding with the Unexpected with Gillian Tett

Colliding with the Unexpected with Gillian Tett

Update: 2020-11-03
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In this episode, we are joined by author and journalist Gillian Tett, to discuss the role anthropology plays in today’s business world. Gillian is the author of the award-winning book, Fool’s Gold, which analyses the origin of the 2008 financial crisis, and most recently, The Silo Effect, and is currently a columnist and US Managing Editor of The Financial Times.

What Was Covered

  • Why more and more companies today are turning to anthropologists for insight into employee and consumer culture.
  • What executives can do to prevent silos from developing within their organizations.
  • How anthropology and cultural awareness can help us to understand and predict the future of the digital and technology economy.

Key Takeaways and Learnings

  • Social silences: why we should pay more attention to what we’re not talking about.
  • Insider-outsider perspective: how empathizing and contextualizing can help executives to analyze their own company cultures and structures.
  • Slack: why the freedom to collide with the unexpected can lead to innovation.

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Colliding with the Unexpected with Gillian Tett

Colliding with the Unexpected with Gillian Tett

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