There is an old British Colonial Joke that goes like the following:
Sr. Commanding officer drinking cup of tea calmly replies: "I quite agree."
In that vein the following diagram and phrase is offered.
As a tax paying hedgie who returned +19.80% w/ 1.02 Sharpe in 2008 and got $0 bonus due to the team nature of our firm, I stand firmly in Joe Public's circle.
Most risk failings and opportunities for designing better futures deal with imagination.
Being able to draw it on a cocktail napkin like this book teaches or sum it up in 1-2 sentences, is a test for good ideas. Jessica Hagy is one of the more funny picture thinkers. Her site is here she also has a book. XKCD is funny technical picture thinker. Gaping Void by Hugh McLeod is also a brilliant picture thinker. I garuntee you won't find answers to technical finance problems at these sites, but you may find inspiration or at least a smile. Both are important and rare assets these days. Share them.