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TFTF | Feb 14, 2020

The fortnight thus far

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

Issue #25

Feb 14, 2020



2020 M&A Fire Power Report

With investments worth $ 357 billion throughout the year, 2019 was a mega year for life sciences M&A breaking the record set in 2014. So how will these deals done now deliver what the health eco-system needs next?

[ EY > Full report here:



Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis – Prepare Now

In 2003 SARS reduced China’s GDP by almost 1% or RMB 100 billion. Now that China’s GDP has grown 7 times larger and with the outbreak of Coronavirus, it is estimated that it will cost close to RMB 500 billion. What were the lessons learnt by SARS and what should the companies do to prepare for yet another crisis?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here:



Creating the Smart Cities of the Future

Global smart cities market is set reach $1 trillion by end of 2020 and $2.5 trillion by 2025. As this growth continues, one of the most important and dynamic part of this is the evolution of roles and relationships between key participants involved. What will be the evolutionary model for citizen services in the future?

[ PwC > Full report here :



Future of Asia – A Capital Paradox

Asia was the destination for 50% of global investment in the past decade and 43% of the of world’s top 5,000 firm by revenue are headquartered in the region. However, this influx has not resulted in higher economic profit, the profitability has dropped from $726 billion profit to $34 billion loss. Answering the big question ‘What is the Future of Asia?’ and more.

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:



Jobs of Tomorrow

Demand for both human and digital factors is driving growth in the professions of the future with 7 emerging professional clusters. In 2020, featured professional clusters will be 506 for every 10,000 job opportunities and is estimated to growth by 2022 to 611. What are the key skillsets that will be demanded for the Jobs of Tomorrow?

[ WEF > Full report here:



Realist’s Guide to Quantum Technology and National Security

Quantum information technologies will almost certainly have significant impact on national security, touching everything from extremely secure information to faster code breaking to better aircrafts and submarine. What non-technical government leaders can do today for tomorrow’s quantum world.

[ Deloitte > Full report here:


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.


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