Medicine’s New Horizons: Personal Genomics and DNA Testing

Medicine’s New Horizons: Personal Genomics and DNA Testing

Fast expanding markets (FEM) are rapidly growing economic opportunities that fly under the radar of macroeconomic analysis. We regard them as an exciting phenomenon because they are new markets that offer double-digit growth and a size potential whose limits are yet to be defined. Entrepreneurs and enterprises astute enough to recognize an FEM in action […]

In 3D Printing We Believe

In 3D Printing We Believe

We’re seeing a shift in how goods and services are consumed. Driven by the global move towards sustainability, fewer businesses and consumers feel the need to individually purchase, own, and maintain various material assets. From Netjets to AirBnB and Zipcar to Buzzcar, US and European consumers have been flocking toward the “Sharing Economy.” With the […]

How Rich Are We?

How Rich Are We?

Terms like ‘emerging’ or ‘developing’ economies, and measuring growth using GDP are completely outdated, according to a new study. It suggests that excessive dependence on macroeconomic data can be damaging and counterproductive to what really counts. New terminology is needed to move beyond ‘macroeconomics’ and ‘emerging economies’ in order to identify new areas of growth. […]

Dancing with Growth

Dancing with Growth

photo: OnInnovation In a recent event in London, during the Thinkers50 Gala night, a number of Big Ideas and concepts were celebrated. While we need to take it more as a mundane event than anything else, Thinkers50 can gather some of the most acute business minds of the planet into one event at one venue in […]

China’s Aspirations to Expand Beyond Its Boundaries

China’s Aspirations to Expand Beyond Its Boundaries

photo: SarahTz It does take a real entrepreneurial spirit and some imagination, to vision that China’s influence and access could now stretch to the Indian Ocean, but it is what will happen, with the new project, announced in these days of the new China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which will run from Gwadar in Pakistan to […]

China in Africa: A Modern Story of Colonization?

China in Africa: A Modern Story of Colonization?

photo: futureatlas.com China’s economic growth has been a key narrative in the story of economic miracle over the past two decades. Its Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in particular has played a prominent role in economic interactions with many developing countries. China, once a major recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) has recently become one of […]

Strange Bedfellows: Europe’s Innovations, China’s Capital

Strange Bedfellows: Europe’s Innovations, China’s Capital

photo by AK Rockefeller In March 2015, the China-led International University Innovation Alliance Start-up Competition UK held its inaugural session in London, with UK startups pitching innovations specifically to Chinese investors.[1] Sun Wansong, Deputy Director of China’s Investment Promotion Agency of Ministry of Commerce, explained in his opening speech that China is proactively turning itself from […]