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Long lasting pandemic effects on jobs

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the job market and on its evolution. The idea that once the pandemic will be over everything will go back to the previous normal is no longer viable. True, employment levels will start to grow but that will take time, …

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Who is pushing the cart?

The pandemic scare, and the lock-down, pushed people towards on-line shopping, also in areas where going to the shop in person used to be the norm. This is surely the case for groceries. In Italy we have seen grocery stores teaming up with delivery services (usually “riders”) to take the …

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Bits against Viruses

On newspapers and televisions in Europe a heated debate is going on: should a passport be issued to people that have been vaccinated (such a passport would facilitate access to public transportation, restaurants….)? There are reasons for issuing, and using, these passports (mostly economic ones) and there are others for …

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Megatrends for this decade – V

4. Age of Capital Abundance The global increase of wealth is creating a capital abundance that together with money dematerialisation, online transactions, market accessibility and funding platforms facilitate access to capital. Crowdfunding, see first graphic, is an example of the power of access to distributed capital. Notice that although this …

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Megatrends for this decade – I

The ongoing pandemic was nowhere to be seen in 2019 (although several people in the previous 10 years have been warning that one pandemic was due -statistically we get a major one every 100 years) and hence it was not taken into account in laying forecast for the incoming decade. …

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Will we go back to the old “normal”?

As the pandemic is entering a second wave in several areas, countermeasures are reinforced and in addition to health renewed concerns we are seeing a mounting fear for the economic situation. Many companies have undergone some hasty restructuring, both internally and externally revising their value chains. The extent of the …

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A 445.6 million $ restaurant

Have you ever wondered how it feels like eating on a plane but you have fear of flying? Now, if you live in Singapore, there is the possibility to satisfy that whim remaining glued to earth! Singapore Airlines, suffering like all other airlines from the pandemic and the dramatic decrease …

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Digital Transformation: Impact on jobs – V

Although the Digital Transformation is sharply decreasing cost by moving activities to the cyberspace the cost of maintaining the cyberspace is growing and part of it relates to the increased number of jobs needed. In several areas the shortage of skills is one of the main hurdles faced by companies …

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Going back or leaping forward?

The pandemic and the lock-down, that affected many Countries and most businesses, have created a crises and most likely a point of disruption. A disruption is a dividing line marking the change of market that affects the value chains or a radical change in technology/production processes that reshapes the market. …

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Planning for the new World – IV

Shaping the Economic Recovery That the economy has taken one of the biggest downturn in recent history is a fact. The intertwining of business and value chains across the planet has made it not just “global”, it made it worse since a glitch in a supply chain affected the whole …

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