Repurposing Lessons From the 2008 Recession

Like Levain Bakery, and its early e-commerce focus, Singapore-based Aqua Expeditions’ initial bet on technology helped steady operations during both the Great Recession and today. Rather than build costly reservations and management platforms when it launched in 2008,...

Lessons learnt from a career of investing through crises

Rajiv Jain is used to a crisis. The founder of boutique GQG Partners made his name as a star emerging markets trader during a long career at Vontobel Asset Management, the Swiss group where at the peak he ran about $50bn in assets. Trying to survive the financial...

One City’s Road to Recovery Offers Lessons, and Hope

LAWRENCE, Mass. — It’s got to be hard to fall farther than Lawrence.This old textile-mill town, 30 miles north of Boston on the Merrimack River, was once a standard-bearer for America’s industrial power. That was a long time ago. Over the last decade, the state took...