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Real-Life Wendy Rhoades from Showtime’s ‘BILLIONS’ gives Real Life Tips on Employee Engagement

The ReThink Group is proud to announce that our CEO Denise Shull, the inspiration behind the #WendyRhoades character on Showtime’s #BILLIONS, is featured in Mediaplanet’s latest campaign launching today, November 14, 2018 in USA Today.

‘Employee Engagement’ creates a 360 guide for the entire engagement journey from recruitment to recognition and retention while highlighting the best […]

By |November 14th, 2018|BILLIONS, Denise Shull, Learning Psych Cap, Maggie Siff, Perception, ReThinking|0 Comments

Using “Negative” Feelings to Get You What You Want

Here’s an example of how leaning into all of your feelings – even the so-called “negative feelings” – works.

This morning I went to my usual, fairly challenging, workout class at Equinox. Between my own suspected concussion (surf board to head) + my dog’s trip to the emergency room, I’d been a couch potato for basically […]

Solve that Cleveland Sports Curse

UPDATE June 20, 2016: I am SO glad the Cavs won! Thrilled. Elated. Vindicated. Ecstatic. Relieved. Joyous. Shocked… not necessarily in that order. Maybe someday I will get to interview LeBron about the cycle of emotions he experienced and used to create this incredible historic victory!

UPDATE June 17, 2016: This time I stayed until the […]

Brain Turns Statistics into Emotion!

In technical terms, the researchers call this projected emotion, “anticipatory affect”. In simple terms, the results of this meta-analysis of the brain’s reaction to probabilities in risk goes like this:

1. A trader or PM takes in information about the expected mean, variance or skewness of a trade.

2. The PM or trader’s brain responds with an […]

Neuroscience & The Risk Manager including White Paper The Art of Algorithmic War

Coates, Shull, other experts weigh in on risk professionals’ attention to their discipline

Thursday, May 02, 2013,
Risk Professional Magazine (published by the Global Association of Risk Professionals – GARP)
By Katherine Heires
Over the past 20 years, advances in brain imaging technology and other methods of analyzing neural activity have yielded important insights into […]

The Secret Ingredient to Success in The NYTimes

Last Sunday, the most successful trader I knew from the Chicago Options pits texted me this – “Self-examination is the key to noodle making and other accomplishments.”

Now you should know two things – 1) this guy NEVER texts – we have been friends for going on 20 years and this is the very first […]

Risk & Uncertainty: Better Judgment

It’s easy to confuse the two but as Frank Knight wrote almost a century ago, they are two different things.

Little did he know, that in addition to his logic, the brain reacts to each differently. With risk, or KNOWN probabilities, the brain can handle it in a more or less linear way. With uncertainty, which […]

The MIT Sloan fellows were great!

~ a ton of fun! Yes at MIT!

The psychology of risk about which I speak applies to any business decision. It’s great fun to get out and talk to people who are learning to make better risk decisions – even if they aren’t necessarily market decisions.

Thanks to Katherine Kaminsky PhD of AlphaK Capital for […]

By |August 17th, 2012|Academia, ReThinking|0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me ho…

It never ceases to amaze me how “Regret Theory”, while SO instructive, has been missed by psychologists & economists. http://t.co/lNfxouQ2

By |August 15th, 2012|ReThinking, Risk Prediction|0 Comments

CNBC Squawk Box on Market Mind Games

In case you missed it, here’s my segment on CNBC Squawk Box this morning. Had a ton of fun with Joe and Andrew. More later.

FRIDAY the 10th … and yes, this Joe, this approach DOES work with putting too! In fact, it may work even better with putting because there are actually fewer uncertainties than […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Golf, Perception, ReThinking, Risk Management|0 Comments