Editor at large, Financial Times
Gillian Tett is the chairman of the US editorial board and editor-at-large at the Financial Times. Perhaps best known for predicting the 2007–8 financial crisis, Tett’s bestselling book ‘Fool’s Gold’ was one of the definitive books on the crash. Tett holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, where she studied marriage rituals in Tajikistan. Her work for the FT has taken her around the world – from Brussels to Tokyo to Moscow to New York – and won her numerous awards, including Columnist, Journalist and Business Journalist of the Year prizes at the British Press Awards.
Anthropology, the scientific study of human behavioural patterns and underlying meaning, has found new domains of research in business and economy. Bestselling author and Anthropology PhD...