In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis in living memory BBC business editor Robert Peston examines how the world got to this point, and how the colossal imbalances in the global economy have left the UK in need of a radical economic overhaul.
In this presentation based on his book by the same title, Dan Pink explains that the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world, is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges.
The sovereign debt levels around the globe are unprecedented for countries in peacetime. The odds of more restructurings (like the recent one in Greece) and/or defaults are higher than most believe. So the 64 trillion dollar question is ‘when does debt become unsustainable’? This video explains how and why the debt levels of numerous countries have reached disastrous levels. Since the bill coming due in the form of maturing bonds is so large, policymakers in Europe have no easy way out. "Solutions" may include printing money to create inflation or debt restructurings/defaults or a combination of the two.
In this presentation (dated 18 December 2011) Chris Ciovacco of Ciovacco Capital Management compares healthy markets to the current state of affairs. Which investments tend to perform well during deflation/defaults/restructurings? Which investments tend to perform well during periods of inflation/money printing by central banks? And also, what is a ‘back-door bazooka’?