This US election cycle has had more ups and downs than Game 7 of the World Series. The sturm und drang has perhaps defocused us from current issues and uncertainty clouding the global economy. In our commentary roundup, we will get the US out of the way first, but won’t neglect China, Russia, and the UK, each facing crises of their own. We will end with steady-as-she-goes Japan, and baseball. Fun fact: the victory parade here in Chicago on Friday was the 7th largest gathering of people in human history.
Data and its use and control, more than any technology innovation, took a primary position at this year’s Money20/20 conference and exhibition. This year’s annual event brought more than 10,000 financial-services executives, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for a whirlwind of meetings, presentations, and demonstrations.
Co-authored with James Moloney and Carsten Beith
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'!
Organizations fail or decline more frequently because of what they did not do than because of what they did.
The last few weeks of the US presidential campaign are roiling forward as the world awaits resolution of US political turmoil. However, there is a not inconsiderable risk that whoever wins the election, dissension will be loud and lasting, and a new and deeper gridlock will be created in Washington. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has just published a new survey (below) which is a deep dive into the attitudes and opinions behind this new uncertainty. November 9th might be too soon to take off your seatbelt.