Globalization and the Future of Supply Chains
Our globally connected system provides for efficiency and scale but also adds risk and fragility. These risks have largely been hidden, but cracks in the system are beginning to emerge, and supply chain resilience has become an issue of intense focus across industrial sectors.
Batteries: The Last Piece of the Puzzle
Battery technology, which offset the inherent variability of renewables that depend on the sun or wind, are the last remaining piece of the puzzle for the mainstream economic viability of renewables.
Job Creation and the Robot Apocalypse
The coming “robot apocalypse” can both save and create jobs in the developed world, especially in the United States, which has barely scratched the surface on the application of robotics to manufacturing.
Developing Economies: Winners, Losers, and Those Left Behind
This is an important time for developing economies, as the world continues to bifurcate between haves and have-nots. Some countries will seize upon new opportunities, while others could be utterly left behind.
Developed Economies and Wealth Concentration
Developed economies disproportionately benefit from globalization and emerging catalysts but also face potentially serious structural risks, presenting challenges for corporate and public sector executives.
Regional Impacts in an Unbalanced World
The developed and developing worlds are impacted differently by change, with disproportionate costs and benefits accruing throughout the system.