Philip Rosedale is a digital pioneer and founder of Second Life—one of the first virtual worlds and still a leading social platform for adults. Linden Lab, Second Life’s parent company, now has two decades of experience in managing an online world, including development of a virtual currency traded around the globe. He talks to Global Finance about what they’ve learned and larger hopes for the metaverse.
Last week, in New York, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann was on hand to present the company’s newest model, the Huracán Tecnica. Born in Germany and raised in Rome, Winkelmann returned to his current posts at the end of 2020, to the Italian headquarters in Sant’ Agata Bolognese where he had previously headed the company for more than a decade. The global luxury brand thrived through the second year of the Covid crisis, posting record sales and profits for 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. He sat down with Global Finance Editor Andrea Fiano to talk about current events in Russia, ongoing supply chain strains and the future of globalization.