Taking a stand on important emerging issues, offering perspectives to help unpick the meaning of the big shifts and digging deeper into what they mean for businesses and consumers.  

The sudden departure of Philip Clarke, Chief Executive of Britain's largest supermarket, Tesco, after three years in charge and 40 with the business, is a reminder of how deep the company's troubles ...

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Andrew Curry writes: I was invited to contribute to a conference panel recently on the future of Operations and Technology in Financial Services. Here are some of the things I learned during the ...

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J. Walker Smith writes: Digital technologies have turned marketing upside down, but not by revolutionizing the fundamentals. The core principles of marketing remain the same. Instead, marketing ...

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Jeff Yang and Andrew Hawn have been looking at this week's US Supreme Court decision which ruled that the Aereo "cloud DVR" service was illegal. The decision will probably kill off the high-profile ...

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TechFlashes are rapid reactions to key technology shifts from the leads of The Futures Company's US technology and media practice, Jeff Yang and Andrew Hawn. ¶ Jeff Yang and Andrew Hawn writes: In ...

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Ryan McConnell and Casey Ferrell write: As humans, we love stories. Our earliest, most treasured memories are often of our parents reading one to us before we went to sleep. We swap them over ...

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“My life ends when my children grow up” by Jeremy Sy and Simran Gill The cartoon above resonates in Asia, because it’s uncomfortably close to how people in many societies here are expected to ...

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Andrew Curry writes: The Economist's "Rethink" conference, held recently in London, put up a range of speakers to talk about the plight of marketing in an age of consumer power. Or, as they put it, ...

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Myth #2 about ageing in Asia is: “You can serve the ageing consumer by ‘targeting the 60+’” Jeremy Sy and Simran Gill write: In an article debunking the myth of universal loneliness and frailty among ...

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