Pulse: Industry

Technology is the economic security tool driving US-India ties

After PM Modi's US state visit, it is apparent that the partnership between the US-India will rely on tech and innovation to achieve greater economic security.

It may be stating the obvious that technology is central to Prime Minister Modi’s realization of his twin goals for rapid-fire and sustainable economic growth – all the while creating jobs for the world’s largest population.

The promise, opportunity and challenge of green hydrogen

(Marsha Vande Berg is director of MJGlobal Insights, a resource for corporate and fund decision-makers when shaping their dynamic sustainability stakeholder narratives. The former CEO of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute, Marsha has worked with pension executives worldwide. A Stanford University Distinguished Careers Fellow and author of MJGI Briefs, you can reach her at linkedin.com/in/mjvb and follow her @MarshaJVB.)

By Marsha Vande Berg

Central Banks Are Buying Gold. Should They Be Buying Bitcoin Instead?


If you think the case for central banks holding cryptocurrencies in their reserves is farfetched, think again. They are already making detailed preparations.

Japan Unlikely To Meet 2030 Goal For Emissions Reduction

On Climate Change, Economic Fundamentals Are Necessary But Not Sufficient

Hospital REITs Revisited: Rebutting Misleading and Inaccurate Policy Analysis

Steward Health Care System has pioneered the creation of accountable care networks nationwide through private funding sources. Steward was the first for-profit healthcare system to use private equity funding (Cerberus) to rescue, reimagine and reinvent a nonprofit health system (Caritas Christi). Steward subsequently became the first health system to use REIT financing (Medical Properties Trust) to fund aggressive expansion of their operating model to new markets.

Healthcare’s Jobs to Be Done (Part 2): Application

Clay Christensen’s insights on disruption and innovation have shaped my perspective on health industry transformation and featured prominently in both of my books. In Part 1 of this series, I detailed his pathbreaking work on “Jobs to be Done (Jobs)” at Harvard Business School. By understanding what “jobs” customers “hire” products to do, innovative companies can design their products to get those jobs done.

Healthcare’s Jobs to Be Done (Part 1): A Primer

I’ve been an admirer of Clay Christensen’s work since the late 1990s. Shortly after he published The Innovator’s Dilemma in 1997, Christensen headlined a Merrill Lynch global retreat for managing directors. During his keynote address, he presented and applied his theory of disruptive innovation. I was mesmerized.

Hidden Damages: August Spotlight 2022

Is Covid just a dress rehearsal? What have we learned about living with our biological and geopolitical adversaries?https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/08/19/long-covid-brain-effects/