Knowledge Leaders

Spotlight Garmin: Driving GPS Innovation Since 1989 September 24, 2020

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Garmin’s is one of those stories we used to see a lot: private companies made in the USA and spawned from the fruits of federal government innovation, in this case GPS. “In the early 1970s, the DoD (Department of Defense) began creating the Global Positioning…

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Spotlight Franco-Nevada: Innovating Gold Production September 02, 2020

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Franco-Nevada is the world’s largest gold royalty and streaming company. This means the firm invests in gold and mines, but indirectly, the idea being to provide investors with exposure to gold prices and gold exploration while limiting the risks of investing directly in mining companies….

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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 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

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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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