Mohamed A El-Erian: Is the Perfect Storm Over for Markets?

Earlier this year, financial markets around the world were forced to navigate a perfect storm – a violent disruption fuelled by an unusual amalgamation...

Jan Koum: He Won’t Stop

“We want to know as little about our users as possible,” Jan Koum claims. Mr Koum is cofounder of instant messaging app WhatsApp. It...

Heiki Paakkinen: Can Penguins Rule the Waves?

The energy trilemma – how to generate affordable, secure, and low carbon electricity – constitutes a struggle for most countries. There is an imperative...

Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015): Pure Genius at the Helm

When the Cold War cast its sinister shadow over Europe, one man turned a key that opened a door for the USA, and allowed...

Rosalind Franklin: Uncovering the Double Helix

For scientists, winning a Nobel Prize represents the highest accolade for ground-breaking, original endeavours. Competition for the coveted award can be fierce and skulduggery...

Doron Meyersdorf: A Breakthrough from Israel

It’s no surprise that an educational institution which mixes mysticism with mechanics is situated in California. Sofia University – in Palo Alto, not the...

Steve Jobs: Genius at What?

Americans love their heroes; the loners and outsiders who take on the meanest, most black-hearted baddies, and beat them single-handedly. Who knows if Steve Jobs...

Nick D’Aloisio: Coding Philosopher

Oxford undergraduate Nick D’Aloisio is no average student. The self-taught programmer became a teenage millionaire in 2012 when he sold an app he had...

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Is Shaping Our Future

Elon Musk recently announced his third divorce from his second wife. It’s like this: he was married first to Justine Musk, with whom he...

SpaceX: Making a Splash in Privatised Space Exploration

The United States government is outsourcing its business in space at an astronomical rate. Contracts worth billions of dollars are being awarded to private...