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aperture is built on the exchange of ideas around technology, strategy and the dynamics of the platform economy.

Our aim is to improve our collective intelligence by subjecting ideas to multiple filters  — establishing the right context, narrowing down the arguments and encouraging contrarian viewpoints— all within a safe, non-polarizing environment.

Evaluating strategic options in a world where businesses have never been easier to start, but never been harder to scale.

Oct 7, 2020

What the world looks like when seen through “a great series of conversations with people who are building the future”

Sep 18, 2020

Crisis is not the time to stop all IT projects, but to double down on the ones that really matter

March 30, 2020

In the networked age, scale of production is no longer a moat. Instead, network effects are the new moat. Peter Thiel gets this; Buffet doesn’t.

December 17, 2019

The banking software market is reconfiguring around the demands of the digital economy — and value is accruing to new systems of intelligence

September 18, 2019

Six reasons for an incumbent bank to launch a challenger brand

July 26, 2019

Conversations and sessions at FinTECHTalents 2019 covered many hot topics, but one theme dominated: the customer relationship is at stake.

December 11, 2019

A look at existing and emerging internet-age business models 


June 7, 209

In pursuit of faster growth, firms must choose what not to do

May 9, 2019

In banking we can safely predict that it won’t be blockchain or APIs or AI that transform the industry. Instead, it will be new business models empowered by those technologies. 

June 1, 2018

The future of strategy depends not on changing perspective, but on changing perspective and light

May 14, 2019

Neither cuckoo clock nor silicon, Switzerland’s adaptive system combines lasting quality with cutting edge innovation

May 23, 2019


it’s not adtech

September 12, 2018

Or how the short-term accommodation-rental platform should re-discover its roots as a safety layer for both guests and hosts

August 1, 2018

Abi-weeklypodcast discussing the structural shifts impacting our world.

Snippets of our world, and the people shaping it, captured on celluloid.