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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Brief summary: "They [Wal-Mart] are setting the new standards in terms of how technology can be implemented to solve a problem that’s been with us for ages."

Wal-Mart Tackles Food Safety With Trial of Blockchain

One product in U.S., a second in China are part of trial Receipts can reveal reams of data on product origins, handling If you shop at Wal-Mart, you might be buying packaged produce unlike any ever sold in a U.S. store.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016

Brief summary: Managing an economy’s money is among the most important tasks of the government. Clumsy use of monetary instruments comes with high risk. John Maynard Keynes, an economist, was echoing Lenin when he wrote in 1919: “There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.” Trust is fragile, and precious.

The dire consequences of India's demonetisation initiative

SUPPOSE that one day the government of a large and fast-growing economy became convinced that its highest priority was to purge the country of black-economy millionaires hoarding piles of illicit cash. Seeking popular approval, it sent the printing presses into overdrive, hoping to inflate away the value of these secret piles of wealth.

Monday, 5th December 2016

Brief summary: We look back on a weekend full of important happenings to shift Europe’s politics. Get updated by reading the following summary.

Italian referendum and Austrian presidential election - live

Join us for coverage of crucial polls which may decide the fate of both a far-right presidential candidate and the Italian PM

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Brief summary: Der Liberalismus bedarf der Aufgeschlossenheit. Statt sich abzuschotten, gilt es auch mit weltanschaulich anderweitig beheimateten klugen Köpfen das ernsthafte Gespräch zu suchen.

Liberalismus ohne Scheuklappen: Raus aus den ideologischen Echokammern!

Der Liberalismus bedarf der Aufgeschlossenheit. Statt sich abzuschotten, gilt es auch mit weltanschaulich anderweitig beheimateten klugen Köpfen das ernsthafte Gespräch zu suchen. Vor fast achtzig Jahren klagte Walter Lippmann in seinem Buch "The Good Society" über das "Debakel des Liberalismus". Er geisselte die "Dekadenz" einer politischen Philosophie, die "vor Irrtümern strotzt".

Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Brief summary: Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward

Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce

Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Brief summary: 'Disruption' is one of those flavour-of-the-month words currently used to spice up speeches and presentations. But the automotive industry would be wrong to think we can sit this one out, waiting for the next à la mode term to replace it

"OEMs take disruption seriously - so should you"

Monday, 28th November 2016

Brief summary: Entrepreneurs can play a key role in realising the benefits of disruption. Majority of entrepreneurs do well in business by challenging the status quo, writes Sugan Palanee

Friday, 25th November 2016

Brief summary: Turn your attention to Paris as the election of the presidential nominee for the mid-right party takes place on Sunday. France's presidential contenders were scrambling Monday to make sense of the magnitude of dark horse François Fillon's victory in the first round of the conservative Les Républicains' party primary. While the center Right was contemplating its possible demise, the center Left - so far represented by former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron - hoped to appeal to voters repulsed by Fillon's hard-line social and cultural policies.

La disruption in France: Right hardens, Center sinks, Left laments

Thursday, 24th November 2016

Brief summary: What is artificial intelligence (AI), and how can it be applied to marketing? Columnist Sean Zinsmeister explains how AI manifests itself in the marketing and analytics realm to interpret data, produce insights and streamline workflows.

When AI and analytics drive business disruption vs. hype

Wednesday, 23nd November 2016

Brief summary: Probably few people on this planet are in a better position than Mr. Barton to talk about disruption, not only because McKinsey is known for offering advices to clients searching answers for future challenges, but also because of who he is

Dominic Barton on Disruption and Leadership


Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Brief summary: Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has written for years about why companies and industries fail. But in a new book released Tuesday, the veteran innovation guru writes about how companies can succeed - or grow new products and services.

What this Harvard innovation guru thinks can protect companies from disruption

Monday, 21st November 2016

Brief summary: If you needed any clarification that Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's mind, you need only tune into HBO's new buzzed-about series Westworld. But AI is quickly making its move from the futuristic and fictional to the realm of reality with many practical AI tools already available today. Obviously AI is not only technological groundbreaking but might endanger our multifaceted society greatly.

From Emails to Health: AI is Disrupting These Industries

Saturday, 19th November 2016

Brief summary: Social, Economic and Industrial Disruption Is Occurring Everywhere - The internet of things (IoT) and the move to embrace digitalization are spurring rapid transformation and disruption in almost every industry. These trends generate data that support unparalleled insight and the development of new applications that are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, communicate, socialize, and consume goods and services.

IoT, Cities, and Public-Private Partnerships: How We Can Make Disruption Into an Opportunity | The Business Debate

Friday, 18th November 2016

Brief summary: Our education system as we know it today was developed a few centuries ago. But our world today brings challenges that are not thorougly taken into account. In Switzerland there are discussions taking place on wether programming and other extended computer skills should be included in the course schedules. But are courses like programming sufficient to prepare the youth to cope with future challenges?

Education Is Ripe for Disruption

Education is ripe for disruptive change leading to innovative practices that improve learning outcomes for our students. What might have worked in the past will not necessarily have the same impact today, as the world has changed dramatically in a short period of time.

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Brief summary: Today's article gives a short overview over the "Five Stages Of Tech Disruption". The article covers well-known examples like Kodak and Uber, and tries to bring them in order. As in general the development of technology moves at a faster pace than ever before, and this has a great effect on the adoption curve.

The Five Stages Of Tech Disruption - Disruption

The Kodak Moment Most people already know how Kodak was way too slow to recognise the camera market's rapid switch to digital. The fatal blow to Kodak was the rapid wholesale destruction of its consumables business - film. Losing ground on camera sales certainly hastened the end but it was the collapse of film and processing that did it in.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Brief summary: Let’s take a look at the general insurance industry. Typical insurance companies have very low interactions with their clients and offer therefore low-touch products. But now the time has come for disruptive start-ups to arouse the big players. New market players focus on customer experience and value generation for their clients. Read below why peer-to-peer insurances could become the real standout and how clear benefits for customers could be achieved.

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Tuesday, 15th November 2016