SINGAPORE (Apr 3): As pandemic-induced lockdowns enter their fourth week in some parts of the US and Europe, the focus is turning to what the world would look like in the aftermath of ­Covid-19. “During turbulent times, innovation gains traction,” says Catherine Wood, chief investment officer of ARK Invest, a New York-based tech-focused asset management firm. “Consumers and businesses are willing to think differently and change their behaviour during periods of turbulence and fear.” As they look for cheaper, more productive or more creative ways to satisfy their needs, disruptive innovation takes root.

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