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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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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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May 29, 2015

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Bitcoin: Disruptive, But Not Invulnerable Bitcoin is a “cryptocurrency” — a form of digital money that proponents hope will get all the middlemen out of financial transactions and permit the parties — even ones who do not know or trust...
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January 26, 2015

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Executive Summary 1. Market fears? Unjustified. 2015 opened to a rocky start, with the S&P 500 falling seven out of the first ten days and down 4.5 percent from December’s highs. We deconstruct the market’s fears — of disorderly global...
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