Kaihan Krippendorff

10 Trends on Strategy Officers’ Agendas for 2023

Chief strategy officers (CSOs) are tasked with a dual challenge in foresight: to observe and make short-term decisions based on the trends that are happening today and, at the same time, to advise their companies on long-term shifts that will have impact five to ten years in the future. These strategists, uniquely positioned as key …

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Will AI and Machine Learning Facilitate the Creation of a Global Supermind?

In 2018, a famous Harvard study sought to understand which parts of the brain are responsible for creativity. Creativity, as defined in the study, is “the ability to come up with new and useful ideas.” To test it, researchers hooked participants up to fMRI scanners and had them perform both creative and non-creative tasks. They …

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From Photosculpting to 3D Printing: The Power of Transitional Business Models

In a 1939 photo studio, an exquisite French model sits before renowned British photographer Marcus Adams. Rather than taking her photo traditionally, he uses a vertical beam of light to scan and capture on film the charming contours of her face, outlining each shape, as she revolves 360 degrees. Using the film as a guide, …

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Who Will Own the Companies of the Future?

Patagonia’s purposeful transition “Earth is now our only shareholder,” wrote Yvon Chouinard. You’ve likely read the letter by now. Last week, Patagonia’s founder made an unconventional move, giving away his $3B company. In order to preserve its core values—protecting the planet over prioritizing profits—Patagonia’s voting stock will be transferred to the Patagonia Purpose Trust, a …

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