Ray Dalio

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Paul Volcker. The scale of his many achievements is huge, although most tributes focused on his unshakeable integrity. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

One man who did make the world a better place was Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who died last week aged 92. Volcker is famous for (...)

Good management: there are lots of reasons to admire forthright feedback at work – the trouble is, too many people do it too poorly.

Imagine you are 25 years old and you always wanted to be a playwright and, wonderfully, a well-known theatre in your home city has agreed to stage one(...)

 Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates. Photograph: David A.Grogan/CNBC/NBCU via Getty Images.

As titles for LinkedIn posts go, “The World Has Gone Mad and the System is Broken” is always likely to be on the eye-catching side. It will certainly (...)

BlackRock founder Larry Fink said companies must ‘demonstrate their commitment to the countries, regions, and communities where they operate’ and that ‘purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits’.  Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

For decades, American companies took it as read that their purpose was simple: to make as much money as possible for their shareholders. That has now(...)

We all like to think well of ourselves. Unfortunately, this need for a sunny self-image means we’re more likely to remember our good investments and f(...)

Traders work  at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Buy gold. So says Ray Dalio, the influential founder of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, who penned a lengthy LinkedIn post last week outl(...)

George Soros is among more than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding f(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

While professional investors tend to be undone by distraction and inattention, ordinary investors are more likely to pay attention to the wrong things. File photograph: Getty

When you’re distracted, your performance suffers. That’s true of surgeons – research suggests distraction in the operating room is a major factor in u(...)

‘Mindfulness proponents do not get much bigger than Arianna Huffington’ Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

Not that long ago, an almost unknown American academic named Andrew Hafenbrack was sitting in a Berlin hotel room, idly scrolling through his emails a(...)

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