What Obama's victory means, modern monogramming, Latin America's middle class
-Obama’s victory in the U.S. presidential race points to “tectonic demographic shifts in American society,” as The Wall Street Journal reports.
-Economic growth will slow over the new few decades as the globe’s population ages, according to a new OECD report.
-While Latin America’s middle class is expanding, its societies aren’t yet middle-class, reports The Economist.
-A McKinsey report details “The Rise of the African Consumer,” examining demographics, behavior and needs.
–The Economist spotlights a report that looks at how important mobile phones have become to poor Kenyans.
–McKinsey looks at why women remain underrepresented among senior management in Asia, Europe and North America.
-The accuracy of Nate Silver’s predictions for the U.S. election signals a shift away from “fuzzy thinking” to reliance on machines and software, according to ReadWrite. The Guardian says Silver’s success shows why businesses should embrace Big Data.
–Bloomberg Businessweek looks at “The Coming War Over Wireless Charging” as a range of companies vie to dominate this fast-growing market.
–The New York Times spotlights the rise of B Corps, a corporate format for socially conscious companies and one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2012.
-In MIT’s Technology Review, Nicholas Carr examines whether MOOCs (free online college courses) could drive a needed overhaul in higher education.
-Millennials are passionate about “food, fashion and friends,” according to research from the Boston Consulting Group, according to MediaPost. But, in a “shift of biblical proportions” for the restaurant industry, today’s Millennials are less inclined to dine out than young adults before them, reports USA Today.
-Fast-food brands are seeing sales slump, explains Brandchannel.
-As Americans continue to limit spending and with many not covered by health insurance, the market for prescription drugs is faltering, Business Insider reports.
-LinkedIn endorsements could have a dramatic impact on search results and potential leads for business development, according to Inc.
–The Atlantic takes a look into “What’s Going to Kill the TV Business?”
-A new report from GfK MRI shows tablet owners to be “voracious multi-taskers,” reports Adweek.
–The Atlantic reports that with advances in technology, women freezing their eggs is “rapidly going to become commonplace.”
-Some climate change scientists believe previous models were wrong, predicting harsher weather earlier than expected, according to The Guardian.
–Rising temperatures will likely cause extinction of the arabica coffee crop, according to The Guardian.
-Retailers are modernizing the monogram, which has a new appeal in the digital age, reports The Wall Street Journal.