World view

The evolution of trust

In his new book, Not Born Yesterday, Hugo Mercier argues that humans are wired to see through misinformation and lies.
by Daniel Akst
GMO

Seeking the future’s supply chain

Li & Fung CEO Spencer Fung has explicitly championed a digital transformation of one of the world’s most influential global logistics platform companies.
by Art Kleiner and Michael Wy Cheng

The upside of slow growth

In the new book Fully Grown, economist Dietrich Vollrath argues that the recent spell of moderate growth in the U.S. is a sign of success.
by Mike Jakeman
s+b Blogs

Walk your way to transformation

At work and beyond, strolling and chatting with someone you think you don’t have much in common with can help you make progress on your toughest challenges.
by Adam Kahane
s+b Blogs

AI in the announcer’s booth

Artificial intelligence could soon deliver sports commentary customized to a viewer’s preferences. And if robots can learn to do this sort of talking, the applications could be far-reaching.
by Kevin Maney

What’s your story?

In his new book, Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of narratives.
by Daniel Akst
s+b Blogs

Preparing for a shake-up in global finance

Large companies are probably ready for the obvious effects of the impending shift away from LIBOR, but hazards could be lurking in unexpected places.
by Jonathan Bergeson and Marguerite Duprieu
GMO

India’s new unicorns

The world’s largest democracy is becoming a seedbed for billion-dollar startups.
by Vishnupriya Sengupta and Suvarchala Narayanan
s+b Blogs

The living lessons of Dead Souls

The classic Nikolai Gogol satire from 1842 provides keen insight into the endurance of charismatic financial hustlers.
by Daniel Akst