News items worth considering when thinking about the future:

  • US investors see big profits ahead for American companies under Trump thanks to automation, not jobs – Reuters
  • 5 American financial experts suggest where you should invest R150 000 for the future, right now – Bloomberg
  • South Africa to get a new stock exchange in March 2017 – Moneyweb
  • Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, is himself surprised as to how quickly Artificial Intelligence is advancing – Chicago Tribune
  • The future of retail? BMW and Gap Inc. take the augmented reality shopping experience on – Bloomberg

bank in a can

  • FNB re-imagines the future of physical banking with their ‘Bank in a can‘ concept – Curbed
  • Fast Company lists their top 11 beauty business start-ups to watch in 2017 – Fast Company
  • TFG trials a new idea for South African e-commerce in Cape Town – ‘on-the-go’ delivery – YouTube

  • As technology speeds up – this is the problem all marketers are now facing – Ad Age
  • Is the growing global popularity of philosophy filling the space where religion left off? – Monocle