As John Gerzema, chief insights officer at Young & Rubicam, sees it, the rise of the information-based economy has put a premium on the value of ideas. In the case of brands, the value of these entities has rocketed. According to Gerzema’s calculations, they’ve advanced 80 percent in the last 30 years and now account for one-third of an average company’s market capitalization, or $4 trillion of the $12 trillion in value in the S&P 500, in the first quarter of 2008.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)