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Livestream: Gillian Tett on "Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life"

9:00am to 10:00am EDT livestream

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Anthro-Vision Book Cover
Date: Friday June 18, 2021 | 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker(s): Gillian Tett, Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times; Author and Journalist

In Conversation With: Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, and Fellow, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Introduction By: Rod Lohin, Executive Director, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life" (Simon & Schuster June 8, 2021)
Venue:

On June 11, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream.

Location: Online
Cost: $44.99 + HST per person (includes the link for the livestream and 1 hardcover copy of "Anthro-Vision")
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Book Mailing: Starting June 21, hardcover copies of Anthro-Vision will be shipped to paid registrants.

Please note: The stated registration fee for this event only applies to customers residing in Canada and the U.S.A. If you are registering for this livestream from outside of these countries, please contact events@rotman.utoronto.ca regarding your registration as shipping fees vary depending on your location.

Book Synopsis: Amid severe digital disruption, economic upheaval, and political flux, how can we make sense of the world? Leaders today typically look for answers in economic models, Big Data, or artificial intelligence platforms. Gillian Tett points to anthropology—the study of human culture. Anthropologists train to get inside the minds of other people, helping them not only to understand other cultures but also to appraise their own environment with fresh perspective as an insider-outsider, gaining lateral vision.

Today, anthropologists are more likely to study Amazon warehouses than remote Amazon tribes; they have done research into institutions and companies such as General Motors, Nestlé, Intel, and more, shedding light on practical questions such as how internet users really define themselves; why corporate projects fail; why bank traders miscalculate losses; how companies sell products like pet food and pensions; why pandemic policies succeed (or not). Anthropology makes the familiar seem unfamiliar and vice versa, giving us badly needed three-dimensional perspective in a world where many executives are plagued by tunnel vision, especially in fields like finance and technology. Lively, lucid, and practical, Anthro-Vision offers a revolutionary new way for understanding the behavior of organizations, individuals, and markets in today’s ever-evolving world.

About Our Speaker: Gillian Tett chairs the editorial board, US, for the Financial Times and writes columns for the world’s leading newspaper covering finance, business and the political economy. She has been named British Journalist of the Year, Columnist of the Year and Business Journalist of the Year in the UK and won two Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing awards in the US. She speaks regularly at conferences around the world on finance and global markets and has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University. Tett is the author of Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan’s Financial World and Made Billions, Fool’s Gold: The Inside Story of J.P. Morgan and How Wall St. Greed Corrupted Its Bold Dream and Created a Financial Catastrophe, and The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers.

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Daniel Ellul


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