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Video Games Rocket Ahead in 2017

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Video Games Rocket Ahead in 2017 The four largest “pure-play” video game companies have been star stock-market performers in 2017: Activision Blizzard [NASDAQ: ATVI], Electronic Arts [NASDAQ: EA], Take Two Interactive [NASDAQ:  TTWO], and Tencent [Hong Kong: 700HK].  (Tencent is...
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The Biggest Transformation of the Next Decade: Disrupting Global Transportation

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The Biggest Transformation of the Next Decade: Disrupting Global Transportation Gridlock in Washington, whether real or apparent, has slowed the “Trump trade.” Market enthusiasm in the election’s wake focused on the beneficiaries of tax reform, regulatory relief, and infrastructure development,...
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Elon Musk On Our New Robot Overlords: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

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Elon Musk On Our New Robot Overlords:  If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em Elon Musk is a larger-than-life titan of industry — the modern equivalent of Gilded Age figures such as Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller.  The style may have...
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November 10, 2016

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Cows on Wi-Fi Show the Future of Health Care We’ve written several times in the past about the coming integration of health sciences, the internet of things, and big data analytics – a noteworthy example is Alphabet’s [NASDAQ:  GOOG] life...
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September 22, 2016

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India’s Masses Get Ready for the Digital Revolution As global investors, we try to position ourselves in front of powerful secular trends — social, economic, and technological changes powerful enough to transform the societies in which they occur and reward...
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September 15, 2016

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Step Aside, Boomers: “Gen Y” and “Gen Z” Will Soon Be Driving the Global Economy With apologies to the Baby Boomers, they like to talk about themselves.  We’ve read a lot about the influence Boomers have had on U.S. culture...
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May 13, 2016

Executive Summary 1. Critically important to your investments:  popular revolts against corruption around the world.  This trend will last for decades, and upset many of the patterns we think we know.  Corruption and cronyism have existed throughout human history, and...
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December 18, 2015

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100 Million Times Faster?  Quantum Computing Is In the House    Last Tuesday, the Google Research Blog announced the publication of a new paper by Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:  GOOG) Quantum AI team, reporting on the results of experiments run on the...
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October 10, 2015

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Creative Destruction: Is This Time Different? Many readers are probably familiar with the term “creative destruction.” It was coined by early 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter, who used it to describe how capitalism creates growth and technological progress by ruthlessly eliminating ideas, companies,...
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September 11, 2015

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The End Is Not Nigh The driver of real American exceptionalism is the open, experimental, experiential, non-judgmental, data-driven approach that academic and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun appreciates so much about Silicon Valley culture. Thrun, who was a tenured robotics and artificial...
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