John Coates
Derivatives Trader turned Behavioural Neuroscientist
Author of "The Hour Between Dog and Wolf"
Monday, March 2, 2020
5:15 pm

John Coates is author of the financial bestseller The Hour Between Dog and  Wolf:  How  Risk-Taking  Transforms  Us,  Body  and  Mind.  He  is  a former Research Fellow in Neuroscience and Finance at the University of Cambridge, and previously traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs andran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank.

Coates now researches the physiological (rather than the psychological)drivers  of  risk  taking.  His  research  has  become  need-to-know  in  the corporate  world.  Companies  are  increasingly  eager  to  understand  the biology  underlying  their  employees'  risk  taking,  fatigue  and  stress;  how these  differ  between  men  and  women;  how  they  can  be  managed. Coates'  research  has  spread  beyond  finance  to  law,  healthcare,  tech,sports, and the military.

Coates covers topics such as the biology of exuberance and pessimism and how this challenges risk management; wearables in the workplace; humans vs machines.

His  book,  The  Hour  Between  Dog  and  Wolf,  was  short  listed  for  the Financial  Times/Goldman  Sachs  Business  Book  of  the  Year,  and  the Welcome Trust Science Prize. The books reveal the biology of financial boom and bust, showing how risk-taking transforms our body chemistry,driving us to extremes of euphoria or stressed-out depression.

The  journal,  Foreign  Policy,  named  him  one  of  the  most  influential thinkers of 2017. His research on risk taking has attracted interest from business, medicine, the military, as well as elite sports teams.


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