The 2015 WorldPost/GDI Thought Leaders Index

The 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, a collective intelligence analysis that maps the global conversation on the Internet and its most influential voices, has just been released by The WorldPost and the GDI.

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Global Thought Leader Index: The power of memes

Big ideas can change the world. But how does an idea become big? By being shared, by being talked about. The simpler the idea provider makes it to grasp the idea, the greater the chance of dissemination – and the better the person’s own chance of earning a place among the global thought leaders.

Forget Big Data – the next big thing is Small Data!

Martin Lindstrom is one of the most influential marketing experts of our time. In contrast to many colleagues, the Dane doesn't rely on Big Data for his findings. Rather, it's the small and analogue consumer insights that shape truly innovative brands. A preview of his Trend Day keynote.

Thought leaders beyond the West

China and Arabia are the two major regions of the world that are regularly underrepresented in the thought leader analyses – which is also, but not exclusively, due to the language. This year, we tried for the first time to measure the influence of intellectuals for China – in a two-fold manner.

Tim Berners-Lee awarded the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2015

The Briton invented the World Wide Web in Geneva twenty-five years ago. The GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute honoured Berners-Lee for his pioneering invention. He accepted the distinguished prize on 29 April 2015 in Ruschlikon/Zurich.

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65th International Retail Summit – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.