John Coates, former research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge, previously traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Hour Between Dog and Wolf. How Risk Taking Transforms Us, Body and Mind. His scientific research on risk-taking has become need-to-know, spreading beyond finance to law, healthcare, tech, sports, and the military.
Companies, both financial and non-financial, are destabilised by behavioural changes among their employees. Excessive risk-taking on the upside, dysfunctional risk-aversion on the downside, impairs long- term corporate returns. What causes these shifts in risk behaviour? Increasingly human biology can help answer this question.
John Coates will introduce you to a new perspective on risk-taking, one that focuses on physiology rather than psychology. This perspective will provide novel insights into decision-making, risk-taking, fatigue, and stress; how these differ between men and women; how they can be managed.
This masterclass will bring the weight of research in human biology to bear on your self-understanding and demonstrate that the key to performance is the state of your physiology.
This basic fact raises several challenges:
This masterclass will help you become more scientifically advanced in managing yourself and your employees.