Of a Matrices, Monopolies and Magic

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4 key Takeaways

Anything that can be digitised, will be digitised and copied

Anything that can be digitised, will be digitised and copied

In a market economy, the only way to make money is to create and defend a temporary monopoly by delivering an experience so unique that customers perceive you as the only option.

We are a little stupider everyday

We are a little stupider everyday

There has been an explosion in the volume of available and accessible data and knowledge but our capacity to absorb and retain information hasn’t increased over the generations.

How do you make sense of a world where the only constant is change? We are living at the threshold of the fastest urbanization process in human history ever documented. Economist, author and management thinker Kjell A. Nordström’s illuminating keynote painted a picture of the future that he likened to a matrix and envisioned everything from multi-urban companies, the power of tacit knowledge, temporary monopolies and even a reference to Harry Potter!