More CEOs put innovation first, when asked which priorities they want to strengthen to capitalise on new opportunities. In its twentieth edition, the ‘PwC CEO Survey’ listened to 1379 leaders worldwide to understand how businesses are facing today’s challenges. After innovation (with 23% of answers), CEOs say they are mostly focused on human capital, and […]
The digital universe could reach 44trn gigabytes by 2020. Finding ways to deal with this avalanche of data through advanced manufacturing, automation and telecommuting is key to success.
With the population aging fast, the public budget, pension schemes and healthcare systems are under growing stress. Politicians look for economic growth to alleviate these problems. Yet, as the active labour force shrinks, so does GDP. Can innovation come to the rescue by boosting productivity? This question is raised by Andreas Irme, Professor of Macroeconomics […]
To help solve complex issues, why not learn a new language? Speaking more languages not only allows you to connect with people, but as bilingual brains also look and work differently from monolingual ones, it assists you in terms of problem-solving. The critical period hypothesis says that children use both hemispheres in language acquisition, giving […]
South Korea tops the international charts overall according to Bloomberg’s 2017 Innovation Index, followed by Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Finland. Nordic countries dominate the top 15. In contrast, Russia was dealt a huge blow by the experts, plunging 14 spots to number 26. South Korea is ahead in research and development intensity, patent activity and […]