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,…

The idea of money

Productivity, success, wellbeing, influence, power and authority, and almost all aspects of human living is now tied to money. That is our modern society today. But the value of money gets derived from people. The idea that somehow money is store of value and people aren’t is based on flawed understanding of value. What is…

Is nature the best entrepreneur and investor there is ?

A generic description of nature will most likely be , the collective natural, physical, material world as well as the universe at large. Some refer to "Nature" as the physical world they live in. Our best and biggest discoveries all come from nature. And as humans we are all part of nature, so we come…

The evolutionary journey of investing as we have come to know it

In 1949, when Alfred W. Jones came up with an idea that became the first hedge fund as we know it today, he was simply executing an innovative strategy at the time of buying stocks and hedging the positions with short sales. It was considered a revolutionary idea in early 50s, and the markets didn’t…

Destiny, fate and people: It is ideas that shape a human society

There are many variables and variations of permutations, combinations, probability and chances that influences a human living and the journey at large. And even the most brilliant human minds aren’t capable of developing a comprehensive understanding of the absolute truth. I do wonder if there is such a thing called absolute truth ? We know…

People are the collateral damage of bad investment decisions made in the market: Investing one on one in the 2020

Since the March of 2020 we have been in the grips of covid-19 induced pandemic. The governments have had to bailout out the economy, because of the economic shock coming from the lockdown measures put in place to protect the healthcare systems and the society at large. And even with all the right intentions, most…

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 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…

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…