What Picasso Can Teach Us About Investing

Baillie Gifford
By June 11, 2021 08:42

What Picasso Can Teach Us About Investing

Cubism changed art by depicting objects from multiple perspectives. Investors can learn from this approach by looking beyond the narrow confines of the financial industry and seeking a wide range of viewpoints rooted in the real world, argues Tom Coutts, partner at Baillie Gifford. 

One of the few benefits of lockdown has been the opportunity it gave to pick off the shelf books that had been sitting there for years staring in silent accusation at not having yet been read. One such book for me was the autobiography of Herb Simon, who made seminal contributions to the study of organisational behaviour and artificial intelligence. In it he describes his Travel Theorem: “Anything that can be learned by a normal American adult on a trip to a foreign country (of less than one year’s duration) can be learned more quickly, cheaply, and easily by visiting the San Diego Public Library”.

Baillie Gifford
By June 11, 2021 08:42

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