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The Acceleration Issue




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Letter from the Editor

An introduction to The Acceleration Issue from the Editor in Chief.


Arts and Creative - 10 FEBRUARY 2023

The Rise and Rise of Benny Pough

From humble beginnings, the businessman became a kingmaker in the music business. He talks to Brunswick’s employees in a conversation led by Anthony Applewhaite and Erika Bell.


Leadership - 06 OCTOBER 2022

Neal Wolin

“You can't slow things down,” Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin tells Philip Delves Broughton. “You have to figure out a way to balance and juggle a set of things all at once.”


Leadership - 12 NOVEMBER 2022

Unapologetically, Uniquely Us

Monique “Mo” Matheson, Chief Human Resources Officer at Nike Inc., talks to Brunswick about the shift in employee experience, HR’s role, the power of teams and what it means to be uniquely Nike.


Leadership - 10 NOVEMBER 2022

The Storyteller

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner talks with Brunswick’s Morgan Snyder about building diversity in content and leadership.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 20 SEPTEMBER 2022

Midterm Counter

The November congressional elections in the US will likely set back Biden’s goals—or not.


Crisis - 20 SEPTEMBER 2022

Accelerate Risk

A blocked Suez shows how rapid progress can ratchet the impact of a mistake.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 08 NOVEMBER 2022

Worlds Apart

There is an acceleration of the West from the rest, and it should concern us all. By Itumeleng Mahabane.


Leadership - 02 NOVEMBER 2022

The Wizard of Ads

How deep insight into products and consumers transformed one man into “The Father of Advertising.” By Matt Shepherd-Smith.


Leadership - 06 OCTOBER 2022

Critical Moment

On July 12, 2022, the first public images from the James Webb Space Telescope proved a revelation.


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 20 APRIL 2022

Moving Mountains

In the wake of the fall of Kabul, a nonprofit’s focus shifted almost overnight from empowering young women to evacuating them. Brunswick’s Preston Golson reports.


Business and Society - 06 OCTOBER 2022

Invoking the Ancestors

The 19th century free Black town of Weeksville, in Brooklyn, speaks to New York City’s past, present and future, says the site’s President and CEO Dr. Raymond Codrington. By Chanel Caraway and Carlton Wilkinson.


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 28 MARCH 2022

Adam Kovacevich

The founder and CEO of a new technology industry coalition speaks about anti-trust, key trends and why he’s a “techno-optimist.”


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 10 MAY 2022

Reimagining the Internet

Cisco Systems helped build the internet. Now it has asked naveen menon to launch offers designed to make it more accessible and equitable. By Cecilie Oerting and Michael Kearns.


Leadership - 07 APRIL 2022

Coming Out as Transgender in Corporate America

A conversation with Goldman Sachs Managing Director Maeve DuVally.


Healthcare and Life Sciences - 15 NOVEMBER 2022

A Public Health Leader on COVID's Lessons

Former US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams talks with Brunswick’s Ninio Fetalvo.


Healthcare and Life Sciences - 03 JANUARY 2023

Dame Sally

Founded by England’s former Chief Medical Officer, The Trinity Challenge is engineering a collaboration between health, technology and data, for the benefit of mankind.


Business and Society - 21 OCTOBER 2022

Virgil Abloh

The late, pathbreaking designer’s vision is still unfolding, as “Figures of Speech” at the Brooklyn Museum demonstrates.


Technology, Media and Telecoms - 21 APRIL 2022

Africa's Digital Railroad

Cassava Technologies’ President and CEO Hardy Pemhiwa talks to Brunswick’s Carol Roos about the future of a connected continent.


Leadership - 03 MAY 2022

The Future of Air Travel

An interview with Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai International, the world’s largest airport.


Leadership - 18 OCTOBER 2022

Long Time Coming: A Labor Economist's Nobel Prize

Last autumn, David Card received the award for contrarian research he published long ago. By Beatrice Aronson.


Leadership - 10 NOVEMBER 2022

Catching Up with Aedamar Comiskey

Linklaters’ first female Senior Partner loves leading a firm that embraces change. Brunswick’s Kim Fletcher reports.

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Healthcare and Life Sciences - 21 JULY 2022

A Vaccine Expert on Miracles, Misinformation and Missing Data

The Executive Director of Vaccines Europe sees cause for celebration—and concern.

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Data and Analysis - 22 JULY 2022

Close to the Madding Crowd

Retail investors now own roughly 14% of the S&P 500—up from 11% two years ago. With a surge of new shareholders, recent research from Brunswick shows how companies can connect with their evolving ownership base.

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Healthcare and Life Sciences - 25 JULY 2022

Trial & Error

Clinical trial diversity must improve to ensure drugs work for all. By Ben Hirschler.

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Leadership - 14 JULY 2022

America's Construction Supplier

First to arrive at US construction sites, Ferguson is last to leave. Brunswick talks with CEO Kevin Murphy.

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Leadership - 02 AUGUST 2022

A Pandemic Culinary Triumph

A brasserie opens in Brooklyn, during the pandemic, and wins a Michelin star. Meet the Chef, General Manager and Investor behind Francie. By Hunter Hallman.

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Consumer Industries - 12 NOVEMBER 2022

Vallée of Time

Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Rénier talks with Brunswick Partner Marie Jensen about the technology, the sounds, the history and esprit de corps behind a 189-year-old luxury Swiss watch brand.


15 JUNE 2022

The Only Way is Up

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea talks about the goal and ambitions of a major modern university. By Fiona Maharg-Bravo.

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Leadership - 15 NOVEMBER 2022

McKinsey's Unorthodox GC

On paper, Pierre Gentin is a legal All Star. In person, he’s a lot more. By Michael France and Kevin Helliker.

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Business and Society - 08 JUNE 2022

Lessons in Harmony

San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s President David Stull has a vision for music education in the 21st century—beginning with a new building. By Carlton Wilkinson.

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Business and Society - 02 JUNE 2022

Old School is the New School

Ferruccio Resta, who leads Milan’s oldest university, speaks with Brunswick about why he wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix or Amazon entered higher education, and what it takes for an institution to compete with the likes of Harvard, Oxford or MIT.