The 2015 Behavioural Finance Forum

I won’t be able to get over to it myself, but tomorrow morning (8am – 10am) there is a very interesting Culture Change event happening in London, the 2015 Behavioural Finance Forum: “Since the financial crash of 2007 and 2008 there has been huge pressure for reform and change in the culture of the financial services industry – and how it recruits, rewards and motivates its people, how it treats its customers, and how it communicates with its shareholders. The Forum will bring together thought leaders from the leading financial and professional services companies, universities, business schools and the media, to discuss and debate: A war for talent: why recruitment models need to change Culture change in action: the balance of ethics, risk and profit Serving, not selling: culture change and customer relationships Big Data tsunami: HR, technology, change” For more information and some interesting Culture Change resources, visit:  http://www.behaviouralfinanceforum.com

Changing village culture (Pakistan)

http://tribune.com.pk/story/769264/changing-village-culture/ “Cultures are one of the most powerful sources through which we get our values, develop social attitudes and embrace a world outlook. In many ways, our cultures define us, and mark our individuality and identity as a social group. Culture with a set of beliefs underpinning it may facilitate progress or keep a society backward. It reflects itself in the way we think, live our lives and plan for the future. But never is culture an independent social force by itself. Nor is it written in stone. It is path-dependent. Culture can change over time in the way we live and the way we think about ourselves or the world or how we are related to one another. Some of the permanent markers of a culture — religion, history and geography — provide a framework within which changes take place. So, cultural changes never make a complete break with the past. As Western culture is rooted in Christianity, Greek philosophy and Roman law, so will Pakistani culture remain rooted in Islam, cultural streams of the Indus regions and a deep imprint of the Indian civilisation. …” (More)