Archive for July 18th, 2012

Importance of unconscious thought…

July 18, 2012

A super interview of Maarten Bos  of HBS. She discusses her research on unconscious mind and its underutilized potential.

The research in a way is quite similar to Daniel Kahneman’s research. But the stress on unconscious mind is quite a read.

Martha Lagace: What do you mean by unconscious thought?

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Figuring inflation via RBI Governor’s haircut charges…

July 18, 2012

RBI recently held its Sixth Annual Stats Conference. This is a really brave annual conference given with huge issues with stats reporting in India. This year’s theme was central banks and data gaps.

RBI Gov. Subbarao gave some great insights in the speech on Indian economy and its stats system. There was some great humor on himself as well. On inflation measurement he says:

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Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?

July 18, 2012

A very controversial and strongly worded article by Luigi Zingales, who is a B-school professor himself. He is a prof. at Booth School at Chicago and writes on the need to have ethics in B-school training.

He says these recent scams like Insider trading, LIBOR fixing etc come from B-School and Econ training.

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