Chaos and Covid-19: Applying “Covid Lenses” for investment analyses

Former advisers to Gazprom, Vodafone and the World Bank, Quentin Anderson and Dr Peter Stanbury look at the investment implications of Covid -19, through their  perspective as Political Economists, and devise a three step investment process. Introduction A recent article by members of the Private Equity practice at Bain Consulting Read more…

We need to look at Covid -19, from its perspective as an environmental disaster, to avoid another Pandemic

Former advisers to Syngenta and the World Bank, Quentin Anderson and Dr Peter Stanbury look at the environmental implications of Covid -19 for the Globe. It is rare that a mathematical theory makes it into the awareness of the general public. One exception, a number of years ago, was Chaos Read more…

It turns out Don Rumsfeld was right!

Applying the Rumsfeldian Knowledge Matrix to predict the economic, socio-political, scientific and technological impacts of the Coronavirus. When asked what sort of thing was most likely to blow governments off course, Harold MacMillan, then British Prime Minister famously replied, “events, dear boy, events”.  This line is particularly apposite as governments Read more…

BioMetric Identification –a panacea for addressing differing regulations and geographical borders in Islamic banking…

Muslims are amongst the fastest growing populations in the world. It is estimated that there will be 2.2 billion Muslims by 2030. This is a huge potential market, and a consumer category which will need increasing focus from brands of all types. At present, although we have seen a considerable Read more…

Disruptive Technologies. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Islamic Banking…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. It is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number Read more…

Thought Leadership:The New Nirvana…Social media and Thought Leadership: A Virtuous Circle for B2B marketing…

“Come as you are, as you were. As I want you to be, as a friend, as a friend. As a known enemy” Kurt Cobain Thought Leadership is the new battleground for B2B marketers fighting to differentiate their brand from the competition. By utilising new intellectual territory, a company can Read more…

Countering Islamaphobia: Reframing perceptions through Thought Leadership.

The Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar”, called Takbir in Arabic simply means “Allah (GOD) is (the) greatest”. It is a core part of every Muslims daily vernacular. It is uttered incessantly by both the pious and non- pious. It is a proclamation of submission and devotion, and also performed when saying Read more…

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