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Which Industries are Dying?

Which Industries are Dying? Business has never moved so fast. Sectors from agriculture to utilities are in the midst of disruptive revolutions that are transforming where and how business is conducted. Three influencing factors are providing the thrust. Firstly, the increasing percentage of global profits captured by emerging markets; secondly, the influence of technological advancements, …

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The Economics of Autonomous Cars

The Economics of Autonomous Cars “As of 2017, the global taxi market was worth $108 billion. Yet, recent models developed by UBS predict the global market could be worth in excess of $2 trillion per annum by 2030.” Mass disruption in the automotive industry is imminent. Since the widespread manufacture of the automotive vehicle the …

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Personalising Healthcare

Personalising Healthcare “In 1953 molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA’s double-helix molecular structure. It was one of the greatest scientific achievements of the 20th century”   DNA is present in all of us. It carries our genetic information. It is the stuff of life. In 1953 molecular biologists James Watson and Francis …

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Can we Really Feed the World?

Can we Really Feed the World? “almost 1 billion people today are either hungry or suffer from malnourishment.” Feeding the world is already a challenge. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN, almost 1 billion people today are either hungry or suffer from malnourishment. [1] And while strides have been made in the …

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The Second Great Divergence

The Second Great Divergence “As we accelerate further into the 21st century, it’s becoming increasingly likely that a Second Great Divergence will be soon upon us.”The term “Great Divergence” is used to connote that moment in the 19th century when western Europe and parts of North America, in the wake of the industrial revolution and …

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Here’s to the next 30

Here’s to the next 30 “The economic titans of the next 30 years, across all sectors, will be those that adapt quickly to increased AI potential, more intelligent and streamlined software, and the ability to utilise vast amounts of data.” The future is a polarising concept. Some tech evangelists prophesise AI-enabled utopias, while other commentators look …

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The Ever-Changing Face of Leisure

The Ever-Changing Face of Leisure “The number of hours the average full-time worker spends working each week hasn’t changed much in the last 25 years or so” “The end of labour is to gain leisure”, said the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. We spend the majority of our waking hours labouring, with one in eight employees …

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30 Years of Business

30 Years of Business “The Soviet Union was no more. Regan was in the White House. Thatcher was in number 10. Global capitalism had triumphed.” Rewind 30 years to 1989. It was a big year. The dawning of a new era. In November, the Berlin Wall fell, marking the end of the Cold War and …

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How Robots Are Changing Healthcare

How Robots Are Changing Healthcare “We want robots to make our lives easier and safer, yet we can’t quite bring ourselves to trust them.” We humans have been afraid of robots since Czechoslovakian playwright Karel Čapek first used the word in 1920. Čapek’s science fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), in which “roboti”, synthetic people …

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