Michael Mauboussin is considered an expert in the field of behavioral finance and has some famous books on the topic including, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition and More More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places. Mauboussin was the keynote speaker at a recent CS conference.

Michael Mauboussin

Michael Mauboussin  AIC 2014 Keynote Address

Michael Mauboussin: The Arc of Skills

If you’re over 24, you might consider hitting the links, said Michael Mauboussin, Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. On average, golfers’ skills don’t peak until they’re in their early 30s, he said.

“Skill tends to follow a gentle arc,” Michael Mauboussin said in a keynote address at the 17th Annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference. “You start off – you’re young. You get more proficient, you peak and then you come down.” See full article here.

The Success Equation: Skill vs. Luck

When you consider someone who’s highly successful, how often have you asked yourself this question: How much of this person’s success is down to real skill, and how much is just luck?

Answering that question depends on being able to untangle one from the other, according to Michael Mauboussin, Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. That’s true whether you’re discussing sports or investing, he said in a keynote address at the bank’s 17th Annual Asian Investment Conference. See full article here.