Thought Leaders 2016: The world's most influential voices

The «Global Thought Leaders Index 2016» maps the conversation on the internet and its most prominent voices. In 2016, for the first time, GDI analysed the Arabic- and Swiss German-speaking internet as well as the English-, German-, Spanish- and Chinese-speaking internet.

The history and future of “thought leadership”

We have been analysing the influence rank of global thought leaders since 2012. But what precisely do we mean, when we are talking about thought leadership?

Trend Day: early-bird-discount until 18 December 2016

Increasingly, our physical surroundings are being superimposed by virtual parallel worlds. Streets, rooms and buildings are becoming interactive. We will discuss the significance and potential of digitally augmented locations at the European Trend Day 2017. Sign up now! Early bird discount until 18 December 2016.


Blockchain Valley Conference – Sign up now!

Blockchain is revolutionising transactions, just as the Internet has revolutionised communication. But what are the implications for technology, business and society? Answers at the Blockchain Valley Conference on 13 June 2017. Sign up now!


The future of power: consequences of the U.S. election

Political parties, the Electoral College, and polling are not the only components of American political life that seem to have been thrown into doubt for many by the 2016 election, writes GDI researcher Zhan Li.


Peter Gloor: "Why I did NOT predict Donald Trump’s Electoral Win"

Peter Gloor was wrong, too. Just as many other analysts, he thought it would be impossible that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election. In this article he explains why pollsters did not predict the electoral outcome.


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Dr. David Bosshart

Dr. David Bosshart is the CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon/Zurich. As the author of articles in countless international publications and a multilingual speaker, he is much in demand for keynote speeches in Europe, America and Asia.

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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.

Marta Kwiatkowski

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


66th International Retail Summit – the best photos

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