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One Thing About Money

One Thing About Money

By Leila Johnston

Guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ that they believe everyone should understand about money, finance or the economy.
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Behavioural finance consultant James Ramirez: Minimum Viable Knowledge

One Thing About MoneyJan 22, 2023

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Behavioural finance consultant James Ramirez: Minimum Viable Knowledge

Behavioural finance consultant James Ramirez: Minimum Viable Knowledge

Welcome to the final episode in the first series of One Thing About Money, the podcast where guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy.  How much do you know – and indeed want to know – about money? This week's guest is James Ramirez, a behavioural finance expert. Among other things, we touch on: * What behavioural finance is. * The value of trust in financial knowledge. * Assessing risk. * Why we make the choices we do. * Our financial habits and biases. * The second Terry Pratchett reference of the series. Jamie's site: https://www.grendel-consulting.com/ I'm Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova. 
Jan 22, 202337:51
Web3 consultant Roy Lines: the future may be crypto

Web3 consultant Roy Lines: the future may be crypto

Welcome to One Thing About Money. On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This week's guest is Roy Lines, a non-fungible technologist! Roy is a technology executive and advisor in web3, cloud technologies, and more. He is the founder and chief technology advisor of indiigo a web3 consultancy specialising in helping businesses unlock the potential of the decentralised web. In this chat we discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of crypto, and ponder the future of money. My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova. https://www.indiigo.com/
Jan 12, 202337:05
Museum on the Mound curator Doug MacBeath: Money is just a promise

Museum on the Mound curator Doug MacBeath: Money is just a promise

Welcome to One Thing About Money. On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This week's guest is Doug MacBeath, a curator at the Museum on the Mound, a free public museum all about money that's based in the Bank of Scotland's HQ in central Edinburgh (near Waverley train station). As we look through the items in the collection, we discuss how money has changed from the days when the coin was worth the weight of metal used to make it, to the mixture of tokens and promissory notes we use today. https://museumonthemound.com/ My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova.
Jan 05, 202345:15
Communications expert Fraser Allen: It doesn't make you happy

Communications expert Fraser Allen: It doesn't make you happy

Welcome to One Thing About Money. On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This week's guest is Fraser Allen, an expert in communications and publishing, specialising in business and finance clients. Fraser is another volunteer for the wonderful Library of Mistakes in Edinburgh – a finance and business reference library – and we talk about the library and its lessons in this episode. Fraser is particularly struck by the recurring theme of the library's books... that while money is undoubtedly useful if you don't have enough of it, it often brings unhappiness, in excess. libraryofmistakes.com allencomms.co.uk My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova.
Dec 30, 202232:34
Business consultant Lucy Mann: optimise for value

Business consultant Lucy Mann: optimise for value

Welcome to One Thing About Money. On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This week's guest is Lucy Mann, a consultant specialising in finding new business – particularly helping smaller, creative agencies. Lucy advocates making life easier through the 'forensic application of process'. She has a terrific podcast called Small Spark Theory where she talks to agency owners, and runs Gunpowder Consulting: https://www.gunpowderconsulting.com/podcasts/.  Lucy explores the importance of understanding value in a number of ways in this chat, from her days growing up above her parents' second hand shop to valuing one's time (and oneself) through the strategic use of modern tech. My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova.
Dec 22, 202238:59
Carnegie Birthplace Museum Manager Mark MacLeod: you can give it away

Carnegie Birthplace Museum Manager Mark MacLeod: you can give it away

On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This time we meet Mark MacLeod, one of the Managers of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline: https://www.carnegiebirthplace.com/ We discuss philanthropy, industry, and how we might characterise Carnegie, had he been born in our times. My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova.
Dec 16, 202250:16
Policy professional Jake Eliot: scarcity changes us

Policy professional Jake Eliot: scarcity changes us

Welcome to One Thing About Money. On this podcast, guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy.  This week's guest is Jake Eliot, Head of Policy at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has been Head of Policy at the Money & Pensions service, among other roles. In this fascinating chat, he shares (among other things) some of the psychological implications of not having enough, the impact of early experiences, where financial education can go wrong – and when you should just eat the marshmallow. My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova.
Dec 08, 202246:19
Economist Madeleine Kemna: compounding is the key to wealth

Economist Madeleine Kemna: compounding is the key to wealth

Welcome to One Thing About Money, the podcast where guests from different walks of life explain the ‘one thing’ they believe everyone should know about money, finance or the economy. This is the first episode of the first series! So thanks for being an early adopter. My name is Leila Johnston, I live in Scotland and write about technology and business for a living. The music on this podcast is called Just a Waltz and is by Alena Smirnova. In this episode I talk to Madeleine Kemna, a Dutch economist based in Edinburgh, who I met through the financial history library we have here, The Library of Mistakes, an incredible place which I’ll come back to in future episodes. Madeleine and I are both volunteers for the library, and as you’ll see she’s the most delightful person – really interesting and engaging. Her ‘one thing’ is understanding the value of compounding – especially if you're young. To claim a copy of one of the three free books we're giving away, message me through my instagram: @whosthesuit
Dec 08, 202227:07