Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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Brueghel, 11th June 2020
Friday Reading Edition 19 (31st July 2020)
This podcast from Brueghel, a Brussels-based economics think tank, provides a background overview of the impact of the reopening of borders on European value chains, future of work, and innovation.
Swiss Re, 4th June 2020
Friday Reading Edition 21 (14th August 2020)
[Free to read upon providing contact details] Swiss Re’s annual SONAR report looks at the top emerging risks, including increased use of edge computing, vaping and e-cigarette addiction, and declining mental health among teenagers and young adults.
McKinsey & Co, 21st May 2020
Friday Reading Edition 9 (22nd May 2020)
This article from McKinsey outlines four forces whose uncertain outcomes will shape the years to come, as well as the steps needed to build the return muscle to grapple with these forces in the post-COVID-19 world.
McKinsey & Co, 14th May 2020
Friday Reading Edition 13 (19th June 2020)
The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic will continue into the recovery – an article from McKinsey on how to accelerate your organisation’s digital capabilities to keep pace.
City, University of London, 7th May 2020
Friday Reading Edition 14 (26th June 2020)
Professor Charles Baden-Fuller argues that organisations need to respond to Covid-19 with a fundamental re-examination of their business model. The crisis is not just a medical one, but part of a wider set of events that is triggering customers to rethink how they engage with organisations and how organisations engage with customers.
Airmic, 26th April 2020
Friday Reading Edition 9 (22nd May 2020)
In Episode 5 of Airmic Talks, Richard Cutcher speaks to Kevin Boscher, Chief Investment Officer at Ravenscroft, and John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, about the shock to the UK and global economy from the pandemic.
HDI, 21st April 2020
Friday Reading Edition 83 (19th November 2021)
The pandemic has sent shock waves in all directions, causing businesses to examine their practices in many areas and to think about possibilities for improved solutions for the future. In supply chain management, our experts identify three critical areas brought into sharper focus by recent events.
McKinsey & Co, 4th December 2019
Friday Reading Edition 31 (23rd October 2020)
The uncertainty with Brexit means that UK companies need to be even more prepared than their peers in other countries to embrace agility, strengthen their customer focus and look for new opportunities for value creation.
Airmic, 15th November 2017
Friday Reading Edition 76 (24th September 2021)
Produced in partnership with Aon Risk Solutions and Ventiv Technology – technological advances and the lowering cost of computing makes data available to businesses like never before. Successful businesses are using this data to review business models and drive transformation.
Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, 17th May 2016
Friday Reading Edition 92 (4th February 2022)
Organisational culture is an important area for boards to consider because it can be a key component of organisational failure. If the appropriate checks and balances are put in place, and there are cultural issues bubbling up in an organisation, then there are ways to identify and address these before they become a major front page story.