From Risk to Uncertainty to Ignorance

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... which means we do not assess well Risk, Uncertainty and Ignorance when we make decisions (especially around investments - and perhaps regarding whether to start a business). Worried, yet? You should be...

We humans (and our organisations) are biased to:

- moderately avoid risk;

- strongly avoid uncertainty; and

- powerfully avoid ignorance – sometimes to our detriment.

This speaker is hard to find, but NSIN is proud to present a man who speaks to the real nature of financial markets / business decisions and their inherent incentives and emotionally-driven machinations.

Our amazing speaker - Jack Gray (

Jack is an independent investment adviser to funds in Australia and overseas; a director of Brookvine (, a specialist adviser on alternative assets; a director of Arrowstreet (, a Boston-based quant manager; a director and adviser to Janchor, a Hong-Kong-based hedge fund; and a professor at the Centre for Investment Manager Research at UTS.

In 2013 aiCIO Magazine ( declared him to be one of the world’s 10 most influential academics in institutional investing. Jack is one of Australia’s Special Representatives for UNHCR ( and is hedging the threat of Alzheimers by learning Egyptian hieroglyphics ( :-o

WHEN: Wednesday 3rd May
TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm-ish
WHERE: Bay 10, Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2060

AGENDA of the evening:

• 6:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space.

• 6:20pm ish: Speaker along with Q&A

• 8:00pm ish: Chat with the speaker and other entrepreneurs

• 8:30pm ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm)

This is a free event. Please take time to thank someone from Work inc who are sponsoring this event.

We want to keep building the community of startups and innovation ecosystem people on the North Shore.

If you have a friend who is working on a startup, you may like to send them the link to this event. You never know what spark might be created as a result!


Work inc ( (but we'll actually be in the Bay 10 Cafe ( is an awesome heritage space with self-contained work pods, shared offices and an open co-working space for startup and innovation-focused businesses and freelancers in Sydney’s North Shore.

It's for people who actually want to get work done and are committed to achieving their business goals.

See you there!