Measuring is embedded into everything we do from our personal achievements to profits and losses. But has it become an obsession? Or are we measuring the wrong things? How can you measure trust for example? To discuss the results, Carrie Gracie talks to Mike McCreless who invests in rural businesses in developing countries, academic economist Rocco Macchiavello, who has been looking at trust in the work place and clinical psychologist Oliver James.
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Dr Rocco Macchiavello
60 Second Idea to Change the World
Oliver James would like to see all CEOs of corporations with over 50 employees, politicians and captains of industry spend a minimum of one year looking after an under-three year old child. In order to make them more rounded people, they would need to demonstrate their experience in dealing with a tantrum of a two year old, changing a nappy or feeding an angry child. According to James, many of these individuals are out of touch with reality and become workaholics to compensate for the lack of attention they may have received as babies themselves. Would the world be a better place if our leaders were more in touch with their infants’ needs?
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