Jonathan Citrin studies the impact of mindfulness on outcomes and performance.
Jonathan began his career in the investment industry and quickly became dissatisfied with myopic forms of analysis typical of Wall Street. Jonathan discovered answers when he turned inward and examined innate emotion at the core of investment selection. Rather than statistics and mathematics, Jonathan found that human emotion is the actual nucleus of financial markets. And realizing the power of this interplay – between finance and the complexities of the brain – Jonathan worked to become an authority on the fundamentals of markets and our minds. Today, for the better part of two decades, Jonathan has been managing portfolios, teaching at university, public speaking, and writing, all in the frame of removing emotion.
Jonathan sensed his unique brand of financial theory had value far beyond money and investing. For Jonathan, financial markets are a microcosm of human behavior – a grand stage where the full range of our emotions are played out. By applying his work from finance more widely, Jonathan became focused on the relevance of his conclusions to the broader context of our work and lives.