Monday, February 23, 2009

"Testosterone to Blame"

The Observer's Catherine Bennett has written an interesting article on whether the political and economic world would be better off with women, instead of men, at the top.

You can read Catherine's article here: "So you think women would have saved us. Think again."

"But in the current climate, with the values of steadiness and thrift finally prevailing over fecklessness and greed, it is becoming customary to ask for a sex change at the top.

In a discussion of this question which appeared in the Observer last week, investment banking and pensions expert Dr Ros Altmann said that "female values", such as "a caring mind-set, a nurturing mind-set, a mind-set that says let's worry about the future", had been sadly absent from the City, where the culture had been instead "very short term and very much about instant gratification"."

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