Knowledge Leaders

Spotlight Hexagon: Fusing the Physical World with the Digital November 25, 2019

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Founded in 1992 to build sensor and measurement tools for factories, farms and mines, Sweden’s Hexagon AB is at work today fusing the physical world with the digital. By integrating hard data collection with software, mobile and cloud-based technologies, this Knowledge Leader uses the tools…

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Spotlight Glory Ltd: When Cash Goes Digital November 06, 2019

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The one attribute all Knowledge Leader companies have in common – no matter their sector or geography – is a commitment to investing in innovation. Once we identify a company with a high R&D spend as a percent of sales, the next layer of research…

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Spotlight Mowi: Spawning a Knowledge Revolution in the Ocean September 16, 2019

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In our work studying Knowledge Leaders, there’s a common thread: highly innovative companies often exist at the intersection of global trends that demand intensive R&D efforts to solve complex problems the world has never faced before. Coincidence? We don’t think so. The global population is…

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Spotlight Cadence: Tip of the Spear of Moore’s Law April 15, 2019

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When Lyft went public on the last trading day of March, investors learned the firm has staked its future to the street-level adoption of autonomous vehicles. Aside from the legal and ethical concerns, social anxieties and scandals, driverless cars still have major technology hurdles to…

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(VIDEO) Our Hidden Gem from Inside ETFs Last Week February 22, 2019

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders, News

Last week we were selected as a “Hidden Gem” at the Inside ETF conference in Hollywood, Florida. Steven Vannelli gave a 3-minute pitch on our investment strategy. Here’s what he said. Knowledge Leaders Hidden Gems 3-min Pitch   “Hidden Gems” are 12 under-the-radar ETF ideas…

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Spotlight Elbit Systems: The Brains Behind Border Security February 22, 2019

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Pilots used to say, “speed is life.” But things have changed, says former F-15 pilot Bob Edmonds, now of Elbit Systems, in a recent white paper. Today, “information is life.” Because for military pilots, lack of data can lead to spatial disorientation, or worse, fatalities….

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Spotlight Novozymes: An Innovation Catalyst December 13, 2018

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For decades, industries worldwide have used toxic chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics that are harmful to people and the environment to drive profits. Denmark-based Novozymes is working to replace those chemical processes with enzymes, naturally derived proteins that initiate biochemical reactions. This Knowledge Leader…

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Machine Learning to the Rescue November 01, 2018

Posted by Baruch Lev in Guest Author, Knowledge Leaders

My previous blog post (“Beware! Estimates Dominate Financial Reports,” October 13, 2018) alerted you the hidden secret of accounting: Most balance sheet and income statement items are based on managerial subjective estimates and projections (like depreciation, asset write-offs, bad debts, expected gain on pension assets, etc.). The…

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Estimates Are Hazardous to Your Wealth. Everyone knows that accounting is boring (not when I teach it, though), but, at least, people think it’s factual. No fake news. After all, accounting comes from counting―counting money, units of inventory, etc. All facts. Nothing further from the truth. Except…

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