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The problem with silos

November 5, 2008

“I happen to think anthropology is a brilliant background for looking
at finance, firstly, you’re trained to look at how
societies or cultures operate holistically, so you look at how all the
bits move together. And most people in the City don’t do that. They are
so specialised, so busy, that they just look at their own little silos.
And one of the reasons we got into the mess we are in is because they
were all so busy looking at their own little bit that they totally
failed to understand how it interacted with the rest of society.

Gillian Tett- Assistant Editor- Financial Times

Posted by Ed Cotton

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