Amit Pau – Managing Director, Ariadne Capital
Because of the discontinuity that technological change brings, you can’t get to the future from the present linearly or simply. You have to start with a new set of fundamentals, that ‘clean sheet of paper’ that every entrepreneur starts out with. By asking ‘How should this industry work?’, and ‘How do I drive the profitability of the industry not just of my company?
We help design a different view of the world – we work out ways to analyse existing industries and figure out what a new new world looks like – we create a future of how an industry may operate – not just by issuing from on high edicts and blueprints, but by creating the conditions and facilitating the co-design and building of this new world, these new industries, the future by the large and small firms, and most importantly by individuals. We call those uber engaged in the co-design: ‘Citizens’.