Category Archives: Innovation

The Circular Economy’s Six ‘C’ Challenge

Why isn’t the circular economy taking off faster? Market forces alone plainly aren’t enough. There are six ‘C’ challenges, three from the demand side, and three from the supply side. Continue reading

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Forecasting is Fallible, But Necessary

In my first piece for Project Syndicate I build on my earlier post on the lessons for economic forecasters.  The subtitle of their post prompted some questions about the usefulness of big data. There’s no doubt that economic forecasters can … Continue reading

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Future of Banking – digital disruption, digital diversity

In this video for Oracle, I discuss the future of banking. Digitalisation means that banks will have to figure out how to best use data and combine it creatively with external data sources to provide better and more holistic services to their … Continue reading

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Machine, Platform, Crowd – Book Review

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson have done it again. ‘Machine, Platform, Crowd’ is a lucid and timely exploration of three powerful trends unleashed by the digital revolution. They describe the ‘three rebalancings’: first, as machine learning either complements or supplants … Continue reading

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How our mobiles could make us rich

Our mobiles could help us lead richer lives – this was the bold claim that I made at the recent Ignite conference in London. Based on my earlier post entitled Beyond Mobile Banking, I noted that people already say that … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars – The Route to Richer, Happier Lives

Driverless cars are already a reality. There’s still work to be done on the technology, and big challenges confront their widespread adoption. But there can be little doubt that they promise to be a transformative technology. Apart from boosting output … Continue reading

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Beyond Mobile Banking – A List of 6 Ways to the Future

Financial markets are in turmoil and many economists are miserable about growth prospects. But tell this to the fintech world. The outlook for mobile banking has never been brighter. Its adoption has been much faster than the internet banking that … Continue reading

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