In 2016, Nik Gowing co-authored interim findings of the "Thinking the Unthinkable" study. It is based on sixty top-level confidential interviews of corporate and public service leaders, plus hundreds more conversations, including with the new generation of millennials. In partnership with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it reveals candidly why so many leaders face new difficulties identifying what looms in the disruptions of the “new normal” that have emerged since 2014. The findings are scary. Gowing was a main news presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News from 1996-2014. He presented "The Hub with Nik Gowing," "BBC World Debates," and "Dateline London," plus location coverage of major global stories. For 18 years he worked at ITN where he was bureau chief in Rome and Warsaw and diplomatic editor for Channel Four News (1988-1996).