Vikram Mansharamani first gained widespread attention with his book "Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst." Since then he’s gone on to show business leaders and investors how to look at the world differently in order to manage risk and navigate radical uncertainty. His strategies help them peer into the future on crucial areas like China, food, the global economy, Africa, housing, investing, financial cycles, energy, and much more. So valuable are his insights that LinkedIn named Vikram #1 on their 10 Top Voices in Money & Finance for 2015 and 2016.
Vikram believes that the future doesn’t have to surprise us – and won’t – if we regularly step away from our expertise and look at the world through multiple lenses. He calls this the generalist’s mindset. When encountering information that seems irrelevant most people think, “So what?!” Generalists think instead, “Isn’t that interesting,” and look to connect disparate dots. When they do, the conclusions they draw and decisions they make may be very different from the more narrow-focused “experts.” Vikram shows audiences practical ways to use this approach to spot opportunities and reduce risk.
Vikram is a lecturer at Yale University where he has taught three popular classes: “Investment Management”, “Financial Booms and Busts” and “Adventures in Business Ethics.” He is also a lecturer at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences where he is co-teaching a course called "Humanity and Its Challenges." His research interests include bubbles in both financial and non-financial markets, the unsustainable dynamics of food and fuel, and the relative value of experts vs. generalists in navigating complex uncertainties and risk.
Vikram Mansharamani is a global equity investor with more than 20 years’ experience investing in public and private markets. He served as Managing Director of SDK Capital (and its predecessors).
- ZOOM OUT! – The Generalist Advantage
- Globalization: Returning with a Vengeance?
- Consumption Boom Ahead
- The End of Cheap Food
- Avoid Surprises: Spot Bubbles Before They Burst
Business, Financial, Future, Education, Health, Risk, Global business, Environment
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