TFTF | Aug 31, 2019

Issue #14


Aug 31, 2019


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


These are cherry picked from 100s the Prequate team comes across every fortnight while working on a diverse set of engagements for our clients. We felt that it was a massive waste that we were not sharing it with fellow entrepreneurs who could benefit greatly from it.

1

Scale vs. Intimacy

Conventional views on the trade-off between business scale and customer intimacy are getting challenged. The mantra seems to be to achieve both using technology and micro teams with members that represent both these mindsets.

[ Bain & Co. > Full report: https://www.bain.com/insights/firm-of-the-future/ ]

2

Global CEO Outlook 2019

Over two-thirds of CEOs feel that the average tenure for them to make an impact has shortened considerably to around 5 years. Over 71% say that they have trusted intuition more than data driven insights for decision making.

[ KPMG > Full report here: https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/campaigns/2019/05/global-ceo-outlook-2019.html ]

3

Blockchain’s Occam Problem

Most blockchain solutions struggle to move beyond the POC stage. With payments not necessarily the simplest use case, the answer may be to be identify the simplest solution for implementation first.

[ McKinsey > Full report here :

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/blockchains-occam-problem ]

4

Global Asset Management 2019 | Will these '20s roar?

A binary formula for success by 2030 is emerging in private wealth management, with it paying to be either a small boutique business or a fund powerhouse, with those in the middle struggling to develop sustainable business models.

[ BCG > Full report here:

https://www.bcg.com/en-in/publications/2019/global-asset-management-will-these-20s-roar.aspx ]

5

Mobility Report 2019

5G deployments are gaining momentum worldwide. 5G coverage potential expected to reach 45% by 2024, and a key strategic focus for all service providers.

[ Ericsson > Full report here:

https://www.ericsson.com/en/mobility-report/reports/june-2019 ]

6

Global Top 100 Companies

Indian companies feature in the list for the first time since 2009. USA, UK and China dominate the list.

[ PwC > Full report here:

https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/audit-assurance/publications/global-top-100-companies-2019.html ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.