Unusual thinking

Conversations with outside experts help our investment managers tap into the flow of new ideas and signpost future developments. They can involve academics whose work we sponsor and authors who come to our attention via the literary festivals that we supports.

Conversations with inspiring minds

  1. Portrait of Sebastian Mallaby wearing a blue shirt in front of a stone wall

    Private companies and the Power Law

    Author Sebastian Mallaby on the attraction of investing in game-changing firms at an early stage.
    March 2024
    Article
  2. The elements behind everything

    Material World author Ed Conway shares insights on six commodities crucial to our progress.
    December 2023
    Article
  3. Exposing AI’s costs

    Prof Kate Crawford on artificial intelligence’s environmental and social impacts.
    October 2023
    Article4 minutes
  4. Nuts and Bolts: engineering progress

    How seven small often overlooked inventions shape our lives in remarkable ways.
    July 2023
    Article
  5. The future of cybersecurity

    Veteran data security expert Mikko Hyppönen on cyberwarfare and AI’s challenge.
    March 2023
    Article
  6. AI Superpowers

    Renowned investor Kai-Fu Lee revisits his prophetic book, five years on.
    April 2023
    Article
  7. Making sense of the metaverse

    Author Matthew Ball on the next-generation internet and the companies building its foundations.
    February 2023
    Article
  8. Making sense of the metaverse

    Author Matthew Ball on the next-generation internet and the companies building its foundations.
    February 2023
    Article
  9. Chip War

    How semiconductors bring a competitive world together.
    December 2022
    Article
  10. Author interview: Closing the gap

    Sally Magnusson interviews Mary Ann Sieghart about her argument that bias can undermine professional women.
    November 2022
    Article
  11. Frames of mind

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger discusses the human advantage of decision making in the age of big data.
    September 2022
    Article
  12. The storyteller: Tony Fadell

    After his book on succeeding in tech, the man behind the iPod and Nest is investing to solve climate change.
    September 2022
    Article
  13. Study guides

    Academic partnerships that generate new ideas
    June 2022
    Article
  14. The story of science retold

    It's wrong to credit a handful of western geniuses with revealing the secrets of the universe, according to James Poskett. The science historian introduces Alice Ross to the pioneers left out of our history books.
    June 2022
    Article
  15. Cogs and monsters

    Virtual goods and the value of digital data pose unresolved challenges to economists, investors and regulators.
    May 2022
    Article
  16. Tribal knowledge

    Companies that hire anthropologists to get inside customers' minds would do better getting them to look at their own corporate behaviour, Gillian Tett tells Pádraig Belton.
    February 2022
    Article
  17. Living for the long term

    Australian philosopher Roman Krznaric talks about putting our descendants’ best interests above our own instant gratification.
    November 2021
    Article
  18. Lessons from Bessembinder

    What a US academic taught us about the companies that outperform.
    October 2021
    Document
  19. Blurring the boundaries of our identity

    The definition of what makes you who you are was once a simple matter. But as Tracey Follows explains to Pádraig Belton, big tech has encroached on our personal space.
    October 2021
    Article
  20. Exponential change: minding the gap

    Tech advances are outpacing older institutions’ ability to adapt, says author Azeem Azhar.
    September 2021
    Article
  21. Off the Page.

    Baillie Gifford has supported literary festivals for over 10 years with a goal of helping them to flourish. This reflects the value we place on these events and the work of the fascinating authors who appear at them.
    Full Year 2020
    Document
  22. We love great work that stands the test of time.

    As long-term supporters of literary festivals and events, we love authors and their work because it reminds us of how we work.
    May 2015
    Video1 minute

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