The world is not just being recreated click-by-click instead of brick-by-brick; it is being reimagined. In the second installment of our Convergence series, which examines five growth themes that are shaping the future of investing, Hugo speaks with William Blair Global Research Analyst Jay Kannan, CFA, about what we call “connected commerce,” which covers the entire architecture of the digital economy.
Investing in a photograph means investing in its power to affect the viewer. Take a step inside the world of photography with Michael Hoppen, CEO and founder of the Michael Hoppen Gallery, as we review the art form and its ties to society, discuss the impact of technology on photography, and explore parallels to investing.
Harnessing technology to solve known problems in healthcare and food is something we’ve been exploring in depth. In the first installment of our Convergence series, which examines five growth themes that are shaping the future of investing, Hugo speaks with William Blair Global Research Analysts Tommy Sternberg, CFA, and Ben Loss, CFA, to discuss what we call “EditGenetics.”
What do cricket and investing have in common? A lot more than you think. Join Hugo and Simon for a conversation with Tim Harkness, sports psychologist and author of “10 Rules for Talking: An Expert’s Guide to Mastering Difficult Conversations,” and hear how his rules can help improve your personal and professional lives—and your cricket game.
Is success the luck of the draw? Tune in as Hugo speaks with Michael Sandel, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University. Michael has authored several books, including “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets,” “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?,” and most recently, “The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?” Hugo and Michael discuss the impact of meritocracy and credentialism on society, investing, and politics.
In this episode, Rendel Solomon, managing director at Muller & Monroe Asset Management and founder of One Stock One Future, joins our moderator, Hugo, for a conversation on Rendel’s family history, his “One Stock One Future” initiative, which aims to turn 1 million underprivileged young people into public company shareholders, and the widening racial wealth gap.
As the pandemic progresses, Hugo checks back in with our in-house COVID experts, William Blair Investment Management Research Analyst Camilla Oxhamre Cruse, Ph.D., and Global Strategist Olga Bitel, on why cases are rising in some areas and declining in others, where we are on a vaccine and testing, and potential risks to our base-case scenario for the global economic recovery.
Getting surplus food into the mouths of the hungry is more complicated than it seems. Join our moderator, Hugo, and portfolio manager, Simon, for a conversation with Laura Winningham, CEO of City Harvest London, which has rescued 4,000 tons of surplus food and delivered 10 million meals to those in need.
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Listen to our moderator, Hugo, discuss the science of the coronavirus and its global economic impact with William Blair Investment Management Research Analyst Camilla Oxhamre Cruse, who has a Ph.D. in medicine and an M.Sc. in biochemistry, and Global Strategist Olga Bitel.
Join us on location in the village of Solomeo in Umbria, Italy, the home of our guest Brunello Cucinelli, chairman and CEO of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A., and his successful luxury-clothing brand. A strong believer in humanistic capitalism, Brunello shares how he created a company that values fair wages and profits, giving back, and the importance of treating people and the environment with dignity.
Claudio Simão, chief technology officer at Hexagon AB and president of Hexagon Ventures, discusses how Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation will drive a new era of productivity. He also highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by industrial companies in a digital world.
Known as the father of financial futures, Dr. Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of the American Financial Exchange, joins us for an in-depth conversation about his journey to becoming a financial innovator. He discusses creating the Chicago Climate Exchange; his newest venture, Ameribor, an alternative to LIBOR; and why doing well and doing good don’t have to be exclusive.
Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor for The Economist, discusses the top global economic trends to watch and gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of the 176-year-old publication. See how the sausage gets made, including the importance of hiring intellectual rebels and writing good puns.
Cell therapy, gene editing, and other medical technologies that focus on the human genome are more than science fiction. Find out how shifts in personalized medicine are transforming healthcare when we sit down with William Blair Investment Management healthcare analysts Camilla Oxhamre Cruse, Ph.D., and Tommy Sternberg, CFA.
When Tom Ricketts, CFA, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, took over the “loveable losers” in 2009, he set about transforming the organization. Seven years later he had combined art and science to create a winning culture and team—culminating in what may be the most dramatic 17 minutes in World Series history.
What do Tiger Woods and Roger Federer have in common with hedgehogs and foxes? Find out as we sit down with David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene and Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, who argues that in most fields, generalists—not specialists—are primed to outperform.
The Active Share, a new podcast from William Blair, brings you less obvious investing insights in a world that’s always changing. Join host Hugo Scott-Gall for thought-provoking conversations with thought leaders like David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author, company executives, such as Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, and our own analysts and portfolio managers.
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