Monetary Instances editor-at-large Gillian Tett has received the George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Financial Writing from the Columbia College Enterprise College.
Tett received for her e book “Anthro-Imaginative and prescient: How Anthropology Can Clarify Enterprise and Life.”
This e book explains how anthropology can clarify essentially the most peculiar dynamics of human conduct — in enterprise and past. Anthropologists spend their lives making an attempt to know how “alien” cultures assume. They accomplish that by embedding themselves deep inside unfamiliar communities and uncovering the rituals that underpin their conduct.
Gillian Tett explains how she got here to anthropology — through a Cambridge PhD that took her to a village in Tajikistan within the early Nineteen Nineties. She explains how the expertise made her notice the facility of anthropology in explaining the trendy world. And he or she describes this energy as “the opposite AI” — not synthetic intelligence, however anthropology intelligence.
The Eccles Prize is awarded yearly to the writer of the most effective e book on economics that bridges principle and apply. The choice is made by a committee of main Columbia Enterprise College school and a member of the Eccles household. The 2 main standards for choice are educational rigor and layperson accessibility.