Wicked problems and the price of fish

Oct 10 2014 by Dawna Jones Print This

Exploring choice, economics, systems and evolution with economist Professor Michael Mainelli.

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Harvard educated economist and author of The Price of Fish - A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, Michael Mainelli talks to Dawna about bringing our economic tools and long-term decision-making up to the task of tackling today’s global issues.

The book explores four lenses: choice, economics, systems and evolution. Dawna and Michael touch on each in their conversation. Listen in to learn:

  • How to tie government promises on policy goals to bond payout
  • How managers can reduce the volatility of expected outcomes
  • The difference between superior performance and consistent performance
  • The danger of the wrong measures
  • How to overcome the fallacy of existing accounting measures

Michael Mainelli is Commerce Professor Emeritus and Fellow at Gresham College (founding home of the Royal Society and former home to Christopher Wren). He is also Visiting Professor at LSE and was responsible for creating the London Accord, the world’s leading research cooperative into environmental, social and governance investment.

He is the co-founder of Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank established in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology.

Over the course of his career, he has worked in economics, political science, seismology, cartography, energy information, research and development, in defense and at the highest level of accountancy.

To learn more about the movement toward long term economics go to www.longfinance.net


Evolutionary Provocateur

Dawna Jones
Dawna Jones

The Evolutionary Provocateur bi-monthly show is for executives, managers, and supervisors (OR for leaders at all levels) who have noticed that it is not what you know but who you are that has the biggest impact.

Dawna Jones, the show's host, believes that by raising awareness and understanding we can make a quantum leap to a new level of innovation in business - but it has to be done collectively.

What better way to do it than by provoking the evolution of how you see yourself and your role!

Find out more about Dawna at www.FromInsightToAction.com