Simon delivered an absolutely fabulous keynote speech at the AME Conference. From an anthropological point of view we humans have long faced danger.
- In times of peace, the strongest fastest, brightest, and well fed members of our tribe had the luxury of the best food and perks (like the best mate).
- In times of danger, these same members had a duty as leaders to protect the rest of us. This is a basic human social value.
- Our leaders have to look out for our best interest. When leaders violate our basic sense of what it means to be humans, trust breaks down.
- We all have to cover each other’s backs.
- This is the exact reason why the bankers were so disliked was because we gave them our trust.
- We compensated them profusely for being the ones to manage the complex financial system.
- When it was a time of crisis, instead of protecting us, Bankers they threw us under the bus!
- Bankers had violated a fundamental human principal.
- It’s the duty of the leaders to protect those around them, so ask yourself when the chips are down do you measure head-counts, or do you think of heart-counts?