Our first issue of Cubisms in 2014 includes a range of topics across several key industries. And as with all of our previous publications, we hope our ideas and insights help you think of new and innovative ways to approach your business. In this issue, we cover big picture ideas such as US financial policy and bailouts to renewable energy in the EU. We also look at the impact of speculative trading, what to consider around brand strategy and introduce you to the world of 'gamification'. All topics are meant to encourage new thinking – ultimately increasing your capacity to be more competitive and attain market leadership in the business world.