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Michael Pettis and Robert Gordon were selected for Bloomberg's Fifty Most Influential 2016 list. The list is a compliation of 'who commands the most power in financial markets'. Michael Pettis is an expert on emerging markets and an influential voice on Asian financial markets and the Chinese economy. Robert J. Gordon has attracted worldwide attention from academics, print media, and the blogosphere by his controversial analysis predicting that future economic growth in the U. S.

President Barack Obama announced the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Abraham Verghese and Louis Menand are among 12 recipients who will receive the award on September 22 during a White House ceremony.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon for making the short list for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016 award. The award will be presented on November 22. Good luck to Robert Gordon.

At TEDSummit, Don Tapscott gave the first TED Talk about the Blockchain, and its impact on the world. He argues that blockchain represents the second era of the internet — the Internet of value. Blockchain technology is a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.
The technology that's likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived — and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain.

Congratulations for Gideon Rachman for winning the European Press Prize: Commentator Award 2016. The European Press Prize is an award programme for excellence in journalism across all 47 countries of Europe. The Commentator Award is for "the commentator, columnist or editor whose work has made a decisive impact". Congratulations, Gideon!

October 2016
Robert J. BarroKorea
Tom KelleyBrazil and Korea
Kevin AshtonIndia and Honduras
Alex TapscottFinland, Australia, Germany and Switzerland
Bill EmmottJapan
Professor Sir Angus DeatonSwitzerland, Scotland and France
Eric WeinerPortugal
Bruce SchneierAustralia and Czech Republic
Don TapscottKorea
Amy ChuaFinland
John B. TaylorKorea
Gillian TettDenmark
Tim HarfordSingapore
JB StraubelSingapore
Jane McGonigalMacao and Denmark
Paul KrugmanKorea
November 2016
Daniela RusSweden
Philip E. TetlockUnited Arab Emirates
Juan EnriquezUnited Arab Emirates
Kenneth CukierFinland and Germany
Kevin AshtonAustralia
Don TapscottSpain
Chris AndersonAustralia
Tim HarfordNetherlands
Bruce SchneierGermany
Greg BrandeauSweden
Tom KelleySpain
Malcolm GladwellUnited Arab Emirates
Radek SikorskiGermany
Joi ItoItaly
December 2016
Patrick DixonBelgium
Kevin SlavinFrance
Paul KrugmanIndia
January 2017
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
Emma DuncanTurkey
February 2017
Tom KelleyIndia
Robert KaganSwitzerland
March 2017
Philip SheppardGermany
Sian BeilockNorway
Michael SchrageSwitzerland