GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute is an independent think tank in consumption, economics and society and a premium event location. Think Tank Event Location Latest trend updates Show all That Amazon may be all in all Amazon's extended product portfolio exemplifies theses of the GDI study "The End of Consumption". Smart gadgets like the newly announced "Echo Frames" combine the physical, digital and mental worlds. Learn more Humans not data: Douglas Rushkoffs "Team Human" In the digital economy, people are only as valuable as their data, according to media theorist and bestselling author Douglas Rushkoff. On the 16th European Trend Day of the GDI, he will talk about his commitment to preserving the human dimension. Learn more Happy together–or why we have to be social People need community to survive. In an increasingly networked world, we should be doing better and better–our social well-being should be great. However, this is actually not true, write GDI researchers in a study and explain why. Learn more New "European Food Trends Report": Order now! Today our longing for authenticity and natural products determines our diet. But we must look at the global food system as a whole - and cannot escape a sweeping process of technisation. Learn more Hans Ulrich Obrist: "Bring artists into the mix!" At the 69th International Retail Summit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, gave an interview about the idea of collaboration and the future roles of artists. Learn more Parag Khanna: “The future is Asian” The future is Asian, says Parag Khanna. In a talk jointly hosted by Vontobel and the Asia Society Switzerland, the geo-strategist described his vision, also depicted in his most recent book. In an interview with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Khanna summarized some of the topics of his talk. 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Subscribe here for a monthly update from the GDI Upcomig GDI event Business models Self-optimisation Economy 29 January 2020 Academy of Behavioral Economics 2020 Trust and Facts: Better Decisions in an Age of Growing Populism Learn more Our recent publications Food European Food Trends Report 2019 Hacking Food: Redefining What We Eat GDI-Study No. 47 / 2019 Languages: German, English 24.09.2019 Authors Christine Schäfer, David Bosshart, Karin Frick and Christopher Muller Learn more Digitisation Marketing Tourism Out and About With Smart Assistants A scenario for travelling in the future Study, 2019 (free download) Languages: German, French, English Commissioned by: Conference of Regional Tourism Directors in Switzerland (RDK) 20.05.2019 Authors Jakub Samochowiec, Marta Kwiatkowski and Stefan Breit Learn more Digitisation Retail Consumption Economy The End of Consumption as We Know It When data makes retail superfluous GDI Study No. 46 / 2019 Languages: German, English Publishers: GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Format: PDF 27.02.2019 Authors David Bosshart, Karin Frick, Stephan Fetsch, Holger Wildgrube Learn more 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.