The Utility of money: Investing yourself in people Vs Investing in money

So what is investing and what’s an investment? I would think that, most academic will probably agree that, an investment – or investing – is a process that has an element of gamble in it. The hope is that you make a lot more than you put in, but then there's is always a possibility…

Dialling the FUTURE – Universal Citizens Charter

Based on various estimates, the overall cost of the ongoing pandemic to the global economy could be close to $ 16 trillion. The calculations includes loss in global GDP, the unemployment related costs along with cost of deaths across the world. It is a tragedy that most of us haven’t seen during our lifetime.  Governments…

The oldest business model- People have always been the product

The markets no longer mirror the underlying real economy but it reflects the mindset and the  prevailing sentiments of the investors. So increasingly markets are seen as becoming detached from the economy or what’s happening inside that economy. Take for example, the market rallies during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A time when most businesses are having…

ReIMAGINING the Economy

Every human idea is a product of imagination and thinking, be it, the idea of a nation state, democracy, economy, financial markets, or a religion for that matter. As these ideas evolve, we then conceive processes and procedures to keep the idea going and growing. But all these ideas that we conceive, do come with…

A False equivalence : Comparing Financial Crisis to the Pandemic

My imaginary grandmother aka GrandMa once told me “ son!  you don’t measure the damage caused by a hurricane, when you are in the eye of the hurricane “. And I believe that to be true. In my own assessment, we should have a lot more clarity on where we are and the road ahead…

The lessons learnt from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – A personal Introspection

Most of us have been closely watching the world’s reaction to the corona virus pandemic. I must say, there is a lot of learn from the actions, reactions and inactions. For example, I have looked at China’s overall approach to combating SARS-COV-2 for a few months now, and my heart goes out to the families…

Institutionalisation of Democracy and the Gods – The faults within 

The idea of conceiving a  system of governance for a society that is ruled  by the people, kicked started the concept of democracy. And democratic ways of governing a society has  been around for few thousands years now. Modern history tells us that, it is the Greeks who came up with the original conception of…

The Influence of Culture on Investment Behaviour

Culture plays a very important role in an economy, and there is a reason for it. Humans beings are designed to be cultural. Since the evolution of human modern human society, culture has continued  to be a strong part of average people’s lives. Culture tends to influence people views, values, money, aspirations, hopes, their priorities…