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Out of the driver's seat

04 February 2016

Every so often, industries experience a seismic, once-in-a-generation change. As driverless cars are set to become reality, the auto industry is now on the cusp of just such a moment.


Kitten power

24 November 2015

If there’s one thing the Internet has taught us, it’s that even the most insensitive of people melt when looking at pictures of baby animals.


Recipe for Trouble

09 October 2015

Home to some 5,000 friteries (“chip shops” to the English and “French fry stands” to Americans), Belgium annually produces 3.2 billion kilos of frites, more than any other nation on earth.


Redefining Success

30 September 2015

In making decisions, the investment industry is accustomed to considering criteria such as environmental sustainability and social responsibility. That trend is broadening with the “B [for Benefit] Corporation,” a US-based initiative allowing companies to proclaim their adherence to social and ethical values.


Unproductive Growth

16 July 2015

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has published a strategic plan that seeks to improve the UK’s anemic 2% average annual productivity growth, which is lower than that of almost every other developed nation. Raising productivity growth to the level of the US, for example, could raise the country’s GDP by 31%, equivalent to £21,000 a year for every household in the UK.