I'm happy to announce I have been given the privilege of writing a new monthly column for the excellent online publication Current Intelligence, self-described as a general interest magazine of culture, politics and current affairs. The new column, Discontinuities, looks at disruptions created by technology and innovations in emerging markets. As a reader of CI, I've been incredibly impressed with the diverse voices it brings to the fore, particularly around the geopolitical realm. As technological and political economies become more closely intertwined, the opportunities for one to shape the other increase dramatically.
I'm grateful to editor Mike Innes and the CI editorial team in particular for the space to distill observations and thinking about the way technology, as it is both filter through and emerges in its own form, from emerging markets are re-orienting the way we think about the world—new threats, new opportunities, new risks and completely new vectors of development.
The first installment sets out an overview of this rebalance as we are beginning to see it, particularly as technological power from the developing world seeks to solve some of the complex problems of growing megacities, and how other forces are coming into play to feed home-grown innovations.
Please feel free to offer feedback and topic suggestions. And if you haven't already, put this publication on your must-read list.