The World in 2016 – According to the Economist

by Jörgen Eriksson on December 27, 2015

The Economist Christmas issue 2015

Seasonal holiday time, a time with few work e-mails and even less phone calls. A time to reflect, rest, catch up on writing and not the least a time for family.

This year my son is visiting New York and other family members are away with different priorities, so I have plenty of time both for catching up on work and catching up on reading.

Every year since the 1980s, one of my Christmas rituals is to lean back in a good reading chair and indulge in The Economist´s annual Christmas double issue.

Most weeks I read the Economist newspaper on my iPad while travelling, but for the holiday tradition I unwrap the paper issue to enjoy a few hours of the really intelligent journalism which only The Economist seems able to produce. The Economist is and always has been a publication of sometimes radical opinion with a reverence for facts, which is something I like.

There are a few newspapers and magazines, and now also websites, which I read regularly. My favourites are The Financial Times, Monocle, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist, and if I had to choose only one, it would be the latter.

The Economist also publish an annual supplement with excellent articles about the new year to come. This year they have also made a half-hour video, and I recommend a watch. Click on the video image below to enjoy.

The World in 2016

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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