About This Show
Host Christopher Phillips democratizes and Socratizes with an eclectic mix of guests with an array of views and voices who join him in seeking new portals for achieving ever-greater openness and connectedness as individuals and as a society. Chrisophter is founder of the global Socrates Cafe and Democracy Cafe movements (SocratesCafe.com, DemocracyCafe.org), bestselling author and sought after speaker and moderator (ChristopherPhillips.com), an entrepreneur (SocratesGroup.org), and an Investment Advisor Representative for Martin Capital Advisors (https://www.martincapital.com/about-us/our-people/), Chris's website is ChristopherPhillips.com
Special thanks to Odin Halvorson (OdinHalvorson.com), our masterful volunteer editor and engineer, for his invaluable contributions to this podcast.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Why the Worlds of Humanity and Finance Are (or Should Be) Bedfellows -- an exchange with Mihir Desair
2 days ago
Can we discover, or rediscover, our humanity in the world of finance? Are there stores of essential wisdom embedded at their core in financial matters? Is there even a nobility to finance, and of a sort that can nurture the ascent of open societies?
So asserts Mihir Desai, professor of finance at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, and author of the intriguing bestseller 'The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.'
Listen in as Professor Desai makes an eloquent case for why those immersed in the orbit of finance should be imbued with more humanity (and more of the humanities, which are entwined with the enterprise)...
-- and conversely, how and why it is far from a stretch to maintain that most all of us can benefit from teasing out the humanity that can be plumbed from finance, if we know how and where to look.
As a scholar and street philosopher who also is an Investment Advisor Representative for Martin Capital Advisors (MartinCapital.com), I found Mihir Desai's insights provocative and compelling
-- certainly great grist for further pondering at more foundational levels what mixes and scales of economies and markets (among myriad things) best enable all people to discover, develop and contribute their talents in ways that can make all of us ever more connected co-creators of a humane, evolving and outward-expanding universe.Read more »
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