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Noise: The Secret Enemy of Good Decision-Making
How would you feel if your bathroom scales showed wildly different results every morning? One day you’ve supposedly gained weight, the next day you’re trim and slim again. You might be tempted to thro…
The Art of Planetary Storytelling
Artists open forums for debate, they welcome ambiguity and uncertainty. Often, they detect urgent topics and articulate visions first, long before anyone else. From day one, arts and culture have had …
Key Insights: What We Learned at DLD All Stars
A world in crisis is also a world  of opportunities. This was on full display at DLD All Stars, our three-day online conference that featured top speakers from politics, business, science and culture.…
DLD All Stars: Speakers & Topics
Our first big event of the year will make you forget Zoom fatigue. This online festival of ideas is not to be missed: On three days, from February 21 through February 23, we’re presenting a stellar ca…
Europe: Powerhouse of Innovation
Top-notch universities, almost 750 million highly educated citizens, cultural diversity, a lively startup scene, and investors with plenty of money to finance new ideas: In theory, Europe has all it t…
Trust and the Pandemic
In the spring of 2020, as the world plunged into into its greatest crisis in decades, market researchers at the communications giant Edelman made a surprising discovery: Their newest survey showed tha…
The New Code of Cities
Goodbye commuting, hello event-based working! That’s one of the ways Carlo Ratti expects our lives to change following the coronavirus pandemic.The acclaimed architect and Director of MIT’s Seseable C…
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Margaret Heffernan, author, DLD conference

Make Uncertainty Your Friend!

Don’t try to fight uncertainty, learn to manage it, author and consultant Margaret Heffernan says. Watch her DLD Sync session with Niki Kolev about better ways to deal with risk.

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smart cities, urbanization, urban planning, future of cities

The New Code of Cities

How will the corona crisis change office life? What should cities do to reinvent themselves for tomorrow? MIT researcher Carlo Ratti and Steelcase VP James Ludwig shared plenty of ideas in their DLD Sync session…

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