Steven Kotler: In the flow for high performance

If you want to win, you have to outgrow yourself. We achieve this by being hyper-concentrated. Researcher Steven Kotler is about to hack the neurological processes behind this flow. In March he will be speaking at the GDI.

"Every thought results in physical change"

In traditional medicine, the role of the mind is usually disregarded. But that’s a biased way of looking at things, according to science journalist Jo Marchant. In her book "Cure", she explains how beliefs shape health.

David Bosshart: "We're falling back into tribal thinking"

We think and live increasingly in rival tribes. We're dominated by emotions – rather than arguments. GDI CEO David Bosshart explains in an interview the causes and consequences of divisive tribal thinking. On 22 January we will discuss the new Tribes at the GDI.

Conference: The Return of Tribes

Nation states are divided, the EU is under fire and ideological fringe groups are gaining in influence across the world. At the GDI evening event on 22 January 2018, experts will discuss the return of premodern tribal thinking.

David Goodhart: "That's not racist"

There are two types of people. The first is educated, affluent, mobile. David Goodhart, journalist and Head of the Demography department of the Policy Exchange think tank, refers to them as ‘Anywheres’ – people who can live anywhere in the world. Are you one of them?

Dinner for One – Resting from Performance Pressure

Vernissages for networking, coffee breaks for self-promotion. We are constantly optimising ourselves and our image. The unassuming "Me Time" is an answer to this, writes the economist Branko Milanovic. On the GDI Trend Day we will discuss further ones.

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is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide.

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Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

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Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.

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67th International Retail Summit 2017 – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

Blockchain Valley Conference – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.