Jul 29, 2015
In episode #265, John Coates, research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge, researches the biology of risk taking and stress. Previously, he traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. Dr. Coates’s book, The Hour between Dog and Wolf, was short-listed for both the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award and the UK Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize. His research on risk taking has attracted interest from business, medicine, the military, and elite sports teams. Foreign Policy named Dr. Coates one of the most influential thinkers of the year. He holds an MPhil and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.