• “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
    Jared Diamond, American historian and anthropologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and UCLA professor, playing piano in the living room of his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles; photo by Damon Casarez /Redux/laif
    “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”

    Jared Diamond, world-famous historian of societal crises and collapses, currently lives in self-imposed quarantine in California. When he’s not writing papers on the birds of New Guinea or playing Beethoven sonatas on the piano, he…

  • “People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”
    “People Who Don’t Feel Respected Will Not Want to Show Up Every Day and Contribute to Your Organization.”

    A millennial herself, Crystal Kadakia provides globally relevant insight into her generation in her book, The Millennial Myth. Here, she shares some of her thoughts on how to attract millennial talent.

  • “You Can Watch the March of Ideas from the Minds of Economists and into Our Lives.”
    “You Can Watch the March of Ideas from the Minds of Economists and into Our Lives.”

    After decades of free-market policies in the United States and Britain, working-class voters are in full revolt. In The Economists’ Hour Binyamin Appelbaum surveys the last half-century and sees an obvious path from the economics…

  • Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    “When the Foreign Aid Industry Primarily Focuses on Empowering Entrepreneurs, It Will Win the Fight Against Poverty.”

    In one of his last interviews, economist Clayton M. Christenen, who passed away in January, argues that only innovation can lift nations out of poverty.

  • “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”
    “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”

    To get an idea of the political construction of the world of tomorrow, one has to travel back in time – sometimes a few thousand years. Renowned MIT economist Daron Acemoğlu talks about the making…

  • Kai Strittmatter, Foto Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    Kai Strittmatter by Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    “We Can No Longer Afford the Naivety When It Comes to China Under Xi Jinping”

    The "Middle Kingdom" is back. But not the way one had imagined in the West: While the Chinese economy is growing, the freedoms of the population are dwindling, says China expert Kai Strittmatter.

  • “I’m Resurrecting Thinking”
    “I’m Resurrecting Thinking”

    In his book Open to Think, Dan Pontefract offers strategies for cutting through the clutter, thinking more clearly and making better decisions. His prescription: be more deliberate with your time.

  • “Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”
    Robert J. Shiller, Kai Nedden/laif
    “Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”

    In his new book, economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller argues that he and his fellow dismal scientists need to look beyond the usual data point: Stories are what really drive decisions to spend, save…

  • “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”
    Stuart Russell by Mehdi Chebil/Polaris/laif
    “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”

    Leading computer scientist Stuart Russell on the major breakthroughs towards the first human-level AI, its foreseeable economic and social effects – and the risks of massive pullbacks on the way.

  • "Many people are underestimating the pace and scope of change and aren’t thinking correctly about how it will appear this time." (Richard Baldwin; Photo by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen)
    Richard Baldwin by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen
    “Almost everyone’s job will be changed by this.”

    Economist and bestselling author Richard Baldwin believes that many business leaders and politicians continue to grossly underestimate the impact of digital change. Here, he explains how to position yourself correctly in competition with “Globots.”