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Investors: Profit from Disruption
Corporates: Accelerate the Transformation
Policymakers: Flourish from Innovation

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Post-Industrial Forum

Industries in Crisis: How the Pandemic and Technology Disruption are Reshaping the Landscape

20 October, 2020 (post-production)
9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST

The pandemic and technology disruption have pushed dozens of well-known enterprises to the edge of bankruptcy and beyond. Join us as we explore what is happening to the traditional (and huge) industries that have been impacted the most, and how they might be reinvented.

Where are the hidden treasures in the “shipwrecks”?

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Post-Industrial Forum

Estonia and the power of small countries

7 October, 2020
9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST

In this episode we explored how smaller countries can become centers of innovation, with an emphasis on Estonia. Amid the pandemic and technology disruption, large countries and political blocks are struggling to adapt. In contrast, Estonia has embraced free markets, digital disruption, and open trade. How did Estonia’s transformation happen, and what can other countries learn from it?  What opportunities does Estonia offer founders, corporations, and investors? Our special guest was Taavi Rõivas, prime minister of the Republic of Estonia from 2014-2016.

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White Paper

Digital Myopia and the Coming of Post-Industrial Civilization

February 25, 2019

Abstract

Exponential technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies. Agility alone will be insufficient for the flourishing for investors, companies, and nation states. Leaders need to better understand the profound nature of the changes that are occurring.

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We help corporates and PE firms develop a post-industrial vision and strategy, emphasizing rapid evolution, recruiting outside innovators, and building new high-growth ventures targeting industries vulnerable to disruption.

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We provide investors and corporates with ongoing support to navigate industry disruption threats and opportunities. This can include evaluation of exponential technologies, policy challenges, innovation system performance, and M&A due diligence.

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