Inspired by Nature: Creating a sustainable economic system

As the society and the economy gets more complex, the design fault lines are becoming increasing visible. Today, the global economy faces a number of serious challenges and issues. For example, while globalisation had a good run over the past 4 decades  benefitting a large percentage of the global population, but at the same time,…

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…

Collective Behaviour: The Linchpin keeping the Human Society and the Market Economy Functioning

A society along with the financial markets generally operates under a Collective behaviour model. And without a defined central command or control, it’s probably one of the best way to regulate activity and growth. In case you are wondering, examples of such systems are abundant in nature. For example, various species of ants that live…

The Fear of recession: Are the Gods coming to the rescue again ?

The markets are abuzz about the possibility of a global recession. And based on the economic indicators especially the tools used by the market participants to gauge or predict a possible recession, you could see a strong case there. Having said that, if you are student of recession and also life in general then, your…

Capitalism Vs Socialism – Looking for a new normal

  The title is probably causing a bit of confusion, isn’t it ? However, my intention is not to cause any confusion, but to ask myself and hopefully others a simple, but an honest  question. And that is, when it comes to capitalism vs socialism debate, are we really taking sides based on  our bias…

A Discussion on the concept of value

Before I get started, I feel, it’s probably a good idea to set the backdrop of the story as a context to just why did I decide to write about the concept of value. So here it is.  I got on a scheduled conference call with two potential investors who were kind enough to show…

Financial Markets – The ever expanding Universe

Since the financial crisis of 07/08, we have heard so much about, how much and how badly, the banks got their business wrong. And to a large extent, that’s true. Over the years, banks have evolved into a very complex structure, mostly for the need to grow their balance sheet and make profit. And some…

Is the current arrangement of large groups of Humans living in an Organised Society under threat ? – The Big Picture

Going by the daily news headlines, I believe, most of us have started to wonder if the global human society is heading in the right direction. And it’s not easy to see through the chaos and disruption. But this is not an accident, also accidents don’t happen on their own just like that.  There are…

When talking about the Indian economy, are we missing the big picture ?

So the new government got into the office on the back of a pitch that was based on a lot of hope and promises, and while I have been personally quite supportive of the need for change. I have never been in any doubt that, the changes will require time and government will have to…

Infrastructure Financing: Tapping into a diversified Funding Pool

As a key asset infrastructure is one of the most important driving force of an economy and has a direct impact on the overall growth and development story of the country. Infrastructure assets support a wide range of systems in both public and private sectors without which the industrial society of today simply won’t function…