FT REVIEW – CAPITALISM WITHOUT CAPITAL –

Carillion shows the perils of capitalism without capital Jonathan Ford – 21st January 2018 Shareholders and creditors must think harder about governance in more intangible ventures In a recent book, “Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy” Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake note the tendency of modern companies to operate almost without any tangible assets.Apple may be the …

The News&Observer review Capitalism without Capital by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake …..

THE NEWS&OBSERVER Intangible investments are having a tangible effect on US economy BY PETER A. COCLANIS January 19, 2018 05:47 PM Virtually no one denies that the economies in most developed countries have changed considerably over the past quarter century. That said, scholars and journalists often emphasize different aspects of the change and differ considerably amongst themselves regarding causes and …

Delighted to Announce Connect are Exclusively Representing the Authors of “Capitalism without Capital” – The Rise of the Intangible Economy.

“One of this year’s most important and stimulating economic reads. . . . Read this book.” – Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution (Sept 2017) JONATHAN HASKEL is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Director of the Doctoral Programme at the School. He was previously Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of …

“2018 will be the year of transition as we slowly move into the 4th Industrial Revolution” Read Mark Van Rijmenan’s Top 7 Technology Trends for 2018

The Top 7 Technology Trends for 2018 It is that time of the year again and 2017 is over before we knew it. The Year of Intelligence brought us a lot of progress and change; from over-hyped ICO’s to algorithms that created secret languages. As every year since 2012, I provide you with seven of the most important technology trends for 2018 …

This government doesn’t understand Brexit’s trade-offs. by Philippe Legrain

By Philippe Legrain for CapX – 7th November, 2017. If Britain is to make the best of Brexit, its future trade strategy is of utmost importance. So it is alarming that ministers are relying on the advice of someone who, as Martin Wolf points out in the Financial Times, engages in magical thinking on trade. Shanker Singham has responded to Mr Wolf on …

Freek Vermeulen’s Book Breaking Bad Habits – made the FT Best Business Books for November.

‘Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business’, by Freek Vermeulen (Harvard Business Review Press) A restless search for “best practice” lies behind some of the worst habits of business, which can spread like viruses, hampering innovation and stifling growth. Mr Vermeulen, a professor at London Business School, offers some excellent examples of bad practice, and also of …

Our Trump expert – Thomas Wright in The Irish Times today – “In the age of Trump, maybe it gets worse from here”

The longest period of great power peace and relative prosperity in history hangs by a thread. Three men can cut it.  Thomas Wright – The Irish Times – 4th November, 2017 For more than 70 years, the United States has led an international order organised around alliances, an open global economy, and multilateralism. This imperfect order had its fair share of mistakes, …

Could robots liberate future generations? Our A.I. Expert Rohit Talwar shares his insights on the topic.

By Rohit Talwar , Alexandra Whittington Automation and artificial intelligence have the power to transform the very nature of work. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and other smart technologies, it is inevitable that a number of jobs will be lost to automation. At one level, such “technological unemployment” is nothing new – since before the industrial revolution jobs have been automated …

Great piece by our China Expert – Junheng Li on why China’s Overextended Consumers Can’t Stop Adding Debt

Officials have managed to steer the economy into a soft landing, but the question is: at what cost? By  Junheng Li – BloombergView  A shifting housing market. Macau has long been regarded as a barometer of China’s economic activities. This makes sense as long as much of China’s economy continues to be driven by construction and manufacturing. That’s because few …

Nobel prize in economics awarded to Richard Thaler – The Guardian 9th October, 2018.

Pioneer of behavioural economics is best known for ‘nudge’ theory, which has influenced politicians and policymakers One of the founding fathers of “nudge” theory, which has helped boost British tax receipts and encouraged smokers to become vapers, has been awarded the 2017 Nobel prize for economics. Richard Thaler co-wrote a bestselling book on the nudge concept read by politicians around …