We explore why understanding the links between people and ideas is critical to success; in everything from business to financial markets. This requires creativity and diversity of thought – but that is easier said than done.
Link: Embracing the power of connected thinking
In an increasingly complex world, understanding the connections between people and ideas is crucial. AIQ looks at how organisations can put connected thinking into practice.
Analogies and models: Two approaches to thinking connectedly
In an effort to understand how best to approach idea generation and collaboration, two critical components of successful investing, AIQ speaks to leading academics in the fields of analogical and model thinking.
Private wants, public needs
With society facing many urgent and complex challenges, deciding who is best-placed to deliver solutions has become an emotive and often political subject. We assess whether there is a better way to utilise the skills and resources of the public, private and third sectors for the greater good.
Connections and communities
Today, a handful of urban centres are pulling away from their rivals – creating more innovation, more growth and more jobs. Those changes have deep implications; understanding them and what they mean for local communities takes joined-up thinking.
The moral philosopher’s curse
Marte Borhaug explores the ethical dilemmas and unintended consequences that can result from trying to do the right thing.
In search of a free lunch
Correlations between groups of assets and within individual asset classes have changed in unexpected ways thanks to a decade of easy monetary policy. Our portfolio managers tell us what impact this has had on the way they manage money.
5G: Anatomy of an equity investment idea
The evolution of wireless technology has fuelled a host of new mobile applications and helped propel companies such as Netflix. 5G, its next iteration, promises speeds up to 20 times faster than the current 4G. But to think only in terms of speed severely underestimates 5G’s potential to fundamentally transform the business landscape – though not without tremendous risk.
Rage against the machine
A new wave of tech-driven automation promises improved productivity and economic growth. But as humans are replaced by robots, a political backlash is building.
Supply chain wars
With the US and China locking horns, we take a deeper look at the tangled and complex web of multinational relationships in the global economic ecosystem.
A question of trust: What’s behind blockchain technology
A lot has been said about how blockchain may spark a technological revolution across every corner of the economy – not only in finance, but also areas such as medicine, marketing and supply chain management. What is less clear is how it could pose a hefty social challenge as well.
The AIQ Podcast: Link - The power of connected thinking
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the role of connected thinking in technology, business and the environment.
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