Morgan Housel is an award-winning expert on behavioral finance and investment history. Using insights from psychology, history, neurology, and sociology, he walks audiences through the cognitive biases that cause investors to become their own worst enemies and explains how understanding your own behavior can be the key to reaching your financial goals. Housel’s presentations combine storytelling with the latest research to discuss the current state of financial markets, the investment industry, and personal finance.
Housel is a partner at the Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm backing young companies that are moving the world forward. Previously, he was a columnist at The Wall Street Journal and The Motley Fool. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, winner of a Sidney Award for “outstanding investigative journalism in service of the common good,” and his writing was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review to be included in its Best Business Writing 2012 anthology.
Housel is also an author of three books, including Everyone Believes It; Most Will Be Wrong and 50 Years in the Making: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath. His latest, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness, offers 19 short stories that explore the strange ways people think about money and how we can learn to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.