Summary of A Feminine Response to Iceland's Financial Crash

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A Feminine Response to Iceland's Financial Crash summary
Could women have prevented the financial crash of 2008?

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If the world of finance had heeded the female perspective, the financial crisis would not have happened. That’s a bold theory. Or is it? A lack of diversity can lead to groupthink; a lack of alternative perspectives can create false confidence in bad decisions. Given that men comprise the vast majority of the financial sector, maybe fund manager Halla Tomasdottir has a point when she claims that the financial services industry and other segments of society need a more balanced view. getAbstract recommends this talk to human resources professionals and to professional and lay investors who would like to know how to stop cloning a system that crashed because of its inherent faults.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What economist Halla Tomasdottir believes went wrong in the global finance industry
  • How she incorporates "feminine values" in her financial services company
  • Why your company will benefit from diversity
 

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Fund manager Halla Tomasdottir learned that women are crucial to the economy and society on
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About the Speaker

Halla Tomasdottir left her job as managing director of Iceland’s Chamber of Commerce to co-found Audur Capital.


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