TFTF | Mar 16, 2020


The fortnight thus far

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


Issue #27


Mar 16, 2020

1

The Global Social Mobility Report 2020

In India, it takes 7 generations for those born in a low-income family to approach mean income of the nation, to put things in perspective it takes 9 generations in South Africa(slowest), 5 in the US, 4 in Australia and 2 in Denmark(fastest). Explore more on how to assess social mobility impacts individuals and the overall economy of a country.

[ World Economic Forum > Full report here:

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/Global_Social_Mobility_Report.pdf ]

2

AI Readiness for Government

AI is not simply a question of preparing to buy and install new technology. The transformative nature of AI typically calls for preparation across multiple critical areas. What is the essential upgrading that government organizations need to perform to extract the maximum value of the AI system?

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/public-sector/ai-readiness-in-government.html ]

3

State of M&A: Momentum amid Caution

Despite the higher margins and strong demand for aftermarket services, many original equipment manufacturers in aerospace and defense have been relatively slow to grow their services business. How to crack this $45 Bn opportunity in A&D services?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here :

https://www.bain.com/insights/momentum-amid-caution-global-ma-report-2020/ ]

4

European VC Valuation Report 2019

In 2019, 18 new unicorns were crowned in Europe, which is 33% of the cumulative total and the aggregate post-money valuation for European unicorns increased 58.3% YoY and reached a new high of €87.9 billion. More on the European VC valuation.

[ Pitchbook > Full report here:

https://pitchbook.com/news/reports/2019-annual-european-vc-valuations-report ]

5

Global Economic Forecast-Q1 2020

With a buzz about the economic slowdown, Indian GDP is still set to be the better performing among the developed and emerging countries around the world and is set to beat China’s GDP growth by 2021. So, how are the other countries projected to grow?

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

https://go.euromonitor.com/white-paper-economies-2020-global-economic-forecasts-q1-2020.html ]

6

A Winning Operating Model for Digital Strategy

In the last 3 years top-performing companies have dedicated >60% of their M&A investments towards acquiring digital capabilities or digital businesses, 50% more than the other companies and also focus >33% more on developing new technologies than the rest. More on the other digital strategy secrets of these successful companies.

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/a-winning-operating-model-for-digital-strategy ]

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.