A case in point includes two articles about Jim O'Neill, the President of Goldman Sachs and an economist who is about to retire. He is an unaware guy who has lost "touch with reality" and doesn't know it.
'I wouldn't do that, George'; Goldman Sachs banker Jim O'Neill dismisses the Coalition's austerity cuts
By Simon Watkins -This is Money.co.uk
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O’Neill believes it is crucial bankers don’t lose touch with reality. He says: ‘I’d get all the research people who worked for me in a conference and say, ‘‘Wherever you’re going home to tonight, instead of going in a cab get on the Tube and hang out with normal people.’’ We have to have more people who connect with society so we can understand the consequences of our actions.’
O’Neill claims to be able to get on with people from all backgrounds, a knack he attributes to his upbringing in Manchester. ‘The street where I lived in was literally divided down the middle,’ he says. ‘One side was in Cheshire and the other was Manchester.