‘They complained to management about the inconvenient desk arrangements, uncomfortable furniture, loss of space and ugly, gargoyle-like statues.’
Staff at Coca Cola Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999
This manual is a step-by-step guide on how to Feng Shui a trading floor. It acts as a proposition for the user to implement objects, mythologies and cures, which includes a ‘Forex Tortoise’ that decides when to buy and sell and office equipment that incorporate water features.
In the increasingly global village we live in, we are beginning to create a ‘mish mash’ of superstitious beliefs: Lift numbers are incorporating both a western and eastern fear of numbers, A McDonalds in California utilises Feng Shui by changing its colour scheme, adding waterfalls and rotating its entrance. With the increasing cases of superstitions overlapping, what will a trading floor look like if we took the rules of Feng Shui and applied it to that system? The rebuilding of infrastructure with a new type of logic.
Special thanks to Owen Wells and Min Su Kim