Rob Johnson of INET interviews Amar Bhide, an old McKinsey colleague and author of the book A Call for Judgment. From the :
The Professor of International Business at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy criticizes the tendency in many quarters to rely on mathematical models to inform investment decisions. It’s that overreliance on models that tend to generalize and simplify that helped drive the world into the global financial crash of 2008 and the ensuing Great Recession. Bhidé makes a strong case that human actors need to immerse in the details of individual cases and weigh many different factors to come up with tailored decisions that more closely apply to the complexities of the real world. Bhide also argues that regulators need to take a similarly human-centered approach.