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The implications of ONE BIG trend: Demographics

Adam Hartung, Manny Teran

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Demographic changes, which are entirely predictable with high accuracy, will have the most impact of any trend on businesses globally for the next 20 years. Specifically, the aging population in the USA, Japan, China and Germany will create major changes in how manufacturing is implemented, creating tremendous market shifts.  Japan and China are likely to be the biggest losers, and America has a lot to gain, returning the USA to the #1 spot in global manufacturing, if we use this trend to America's benefit.

The aging population in all 4 top manufacturing countries will lead to greater automation and use of robotics, creating new avenues for productivity and sales. You can't go wrong investing in these, and both will be supported with high payoff investments in artificial intelligence (AI.) As the trend shifts market power, the country with the biggest effort to increase immigration will be a big winner, which gives another huge advantage to the USA.  And any entrepreneur who wants to build on this trend cannot go wrong investing in health care.  Listen in this podcast to how the Big Trend will lead to lots of activity in these 3 subsidiary trends and tremendous business opportunities for leaders willing to build on the trend.

Thinking Points:

  • Are you using demographic shifts in your future plans?
  • Do you see the opportunities in tight labor markets and retiring boomers - or just problems?
  • Are you ready to make big bets in automation, robotics, AI, immigrant workforce training and healthcare solutions?