Greg Isenberg recently wrote about what he refers to as the fast-foodification of everything — including cities. His arguments are that (1) we have reached peak sameness (Toronto is largely indistinguishable from, say, Sydney) and (2) the best brands and companies going forward will be… Read More
“The concentration of economic growth and prosperity in large metro areas defines the modern global economy, creating both opportunities and challenges in an era in which national political, economic, and societal trends are increasingly influenced by subnational dynamics.” -Brookings Institute The Metropolitan Policy Program at… Read More
Every year for the last decade, Knight Frank has published something called The Wealth Report. I’ve written about it before, but it’s basically a look at “prime property” and global wealth. As part of the report, they have something called the PIRI 100. It’s their “Prime… Read More
Parag Khanna recently published an article in the New York Times calling for a new map for America. Here’s why: “The problem is that while the economic reality goes one way, the 50-state model means that federal and state resources are concentrated in a state… Read More
I just finished reading Peter Thiel’s new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. For those of you who may not be well-versed in the world of technology geeks, Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He was one… Read More
If you had to pick one, which city would you consider to be the “capital of the world?” There are no other instructions. Just select whatever first comes to mind. If for whatever reason you can’t see the poll below, click here. If you’re curious… Read More
Globalization and new technologies have increased the returns to being smart.