I’ve been following George Soro‘s thoughts for a while and in the book I’m reading now, “The Ascent of Money”, Niall gives him a lot of air time. So when George presented a week long lecture series at the Central European University I just couldn’t resist. And in my usual explanative way: “brilliant“!
His theory of reflexivity is closely aligned with the great thinking that underpins a lot of the wonderful stuff that is going on now (Avatar is perhaps the best example I have experienced). What the Bleep? Heard of it. Same stuff.
Here’s the blurb on the FT web site link below:
George Soros unveils his latest thinking on economics and politics during a lecture series hosted by the Central European University (CEU) from Oct 26-30, 2009. These lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection. Mr Soros discusses his general theory of reflexivity and its application to financial markets, providing insights into the recent financial crisis. The third and fourth lectures examine the concept of open society, which has guided Mr Soros’s global philanthropy, as well as the potential for conflict between capitalism and open society. The closing lecture focuses on the way ahead, closely examining the increasingly important economic and political role that China will play in the future.
Excellent stuff. Dry, but very good. Imagine, almost 80 years of experience from one heck of a performer (he was born in 1930). He’s worked out the rules of the game and plays it very well.