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GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute is an independent think tank in consumption, economics and society and a premium event location.

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Food Thought Leader

Food Thought Leader: Why Hashtags are the New “Extra Something”

The new pop stars don't sing; they cook, blog and share. The food industry is booming. Two network analyses by the GDI show what makes these celebrities so successful.

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Cloud, Sweet Cloud

Cloud, sweet Cloud

Home is where family and friends are–in other words, everywhere. Global networking is changing the definition both of living space and of “feeling at home”.

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Tim Wu

How we sell our attention

The currency on the "free" Internet? It’s our attention, according to bestselling author and Columbia Professor, Tim Wu. In a video, he explains how the advertising industry attacks our ability to concentrate.

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Future Work

Three conversations about tomorrow's work

In video interviews, GDI researcher Zhan Li spoke with three experts about the effects of digital technologies on work and consumption.

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Wellness 2030 Selbstoptimierung
Wellness 2030

Everything for the Self: Wellness in the Digital Age

Digital technologies are enabling us to know ourselves better and better. This affects the wellness industry in terms of increasing demands and a multitude of possibilities.

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Interview

Innovation is happening in China

In the Chinese market, “there is this willingness to try new things”, says Fung Academy’s Richard Kelly. In a video interview with the GDI, he discusses the innovation differences between Asian and Western economies.

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Artificial Intelligence

The "uncanny valley" between human and bot

AI is becoming increasingly human, especially in terms of linguistic interaction. MIT researcher Aleksandra Przegalinska studies the communication between humans and bots. She will speak at the GDI’s 15th European Trend Day, and discusses her research in this video.

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Upcoming GDI events

Our recent publications

GDI Study A New World of Energy

A New World of Energy

From Scarcity to Abundance

Authors: Stefan Breit, Venkatesh Rao, Detlef Gürtler

Languages: German, English

Commissioned by: Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE

17.05.2018
Authors
Stefan Breit, Venkatesh Rao, Detlef Gürtler
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Study The New Volunteers

The New Volunteers

Study, 2018 (free download)

Authors: Jakub Samochowiec, Leonie Thalmann, Andreas Müller
Languages: German, French
Commissioned by: Migros Kulturprozent

28.05.2018
Authors
Jakub Samochowiec, Leonie Thalmann, Andreas Müller
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European Food Trends Report

European Food Trends Report 2017

Food is Eating my Life: Why Food is Becoming the New Pop

GDI-Study No. 44 / 2017

Languages: German, English

11.09.2017
Authors
Christine Schäfer, David Bosshart, Christopher Muller
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Our researchers

David Bosshart

CEO

Dr. David Bosshart is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide. His work focuses on the future of consumption, societal transformation, digitisation (human-machine), management and culture, globalisation and political philosophy.

Karin Frick

Head Think Tank, Member of the Executive Board

Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

Marta Kwiatkowski Schenk

Senior Researcher, Deputy Head Think Tank

Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.

Jakub Samochowiec

Senior Researcher

Jakub Samochowiec is a Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic, and technological changes with a focus on decision, old age, media and consumption.

Detlef Gürtler

Senior Researcher

Detlef Gürtler is Senior Researcher at the GDI. Until 2016 he was editor-in-chief of the GDI Impuls magazine published by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. Gürtler analyses social changes with a focus on work, economics and finance.

Zhan Li

Senior Researcher

Zhan Li is an Associate Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. His main research topics include the future of globalisation, thought leadership and scenario planning.

Christine Schäfer

Researcher

Christine Schäfer is a researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. She analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on food, consumption and trade.

Stefan Breit

Researcher

Stefan Breit is a researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on living, infrastructure and environment.