In The World Economic Forum Abu Dhabi session on October 27, there was an interesting debate about the fourth industrial revolution. Humankind is at the threshold of a new industrial revolution driven by the confluence of a staggering range of emerging technologies. How will politics, economies and societies be transformed? The participants were: Justine Cassell,… Continue reading Debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The World Economic Forum have published a new report on innovation, titled Dealing with Disruption. Unlike previous reports, this is not a downloadable PDF, but instead an interactive website available here. It is worth reading though, even in this not-so-user-friendly format. Disruptive innovation is a critical driver of progress. When we look at the past… Continue reading Dealing with Disruption–The Next Ten Years
The World Economic Forum have issued a new report on the Future of Financial Services. The report is very well written, and well aligned with projects we have done at Bearing for SWIFT and also new research on fintech clusters. For decades, banks, insurance companies and other asset managers have employed the same relatively static,… Continue reading The Future of Financial Services
Cities are in revival as the centres of economic and political development, and they are more often now than before pleasant places, as we noted in an article last year. Henri de Groot, Professor in Regional Economic Dynamics in Amsterdam, wrote a blog post on the World Economic Forums website this week, with an interesting… Continue reading What led to the Revival of the Worlds Cities?
“Most people engaged in public policy around the world do not have time to think. … There is inadequate planning on the challenges we face.” – Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010 and 2013) One of the topics in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 were the top trends shaping the world in… Continue reading Outlook on 2015 Global Trends
Set in London of AD 2540, the novel Brave New World anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley’s utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories,… Continue reading Brave New World
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 was held in Davos, Switzerland between 21 – 24 January 2015. Key topics of the meeting was the complexity, fragility and uncertainty factors that are potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989. What is clear is that we are confronted by… Continue reading Davos 2015 – The Global Economic Outlook
World Economic Forum published the Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015, which provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Knowledge Networks on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. I thought it may be an interesting proposition for some Christmas Holidays reading…Enjoy!
Happy New Year everyone! The first blog post of 2014 will be about what to expect from the new year. The world is changing faster than ever. We’re connected to each other in ways that would have been thought impossible just a generation ago, enabling enormous potential but also exposing us to great strain. If… Continue reading Top Trends for 2014
One of the global challenges to economic growth is the expansion of talent, of human capital on a national as well as international level. Human capital is known to be the stock of knowledge, proficiencies, personal and social attributes embodied in the ability to perform work to produce economic value. In economist and corporate finance… Continue reading World Economic Forums Human Capital Index