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IN 2018, CITING ‘FAKE NEWS’, AT LEAST 17 COUNTRIES PROPOSED OR APPROVED LAWS THAT WOULD RESTRICT ONLINE MEDIA IN THE NAME OF FIGHTING FAKE NEWS AND ONLINE MANIPULATION.

SECURITY SPENDING

Worldwide spending on physical security products for enterprises is forecast to reach US$103.1 billion in 2019, compared to spending on information-security products which is forecast to reach US$124 billion in 2019.

Source: IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide, 2018H1

R26.8 billion (2017) R70.7 billion (2018)

South Africa’s foreign direct investment nearly tripled during 2018.

OF SOUTH AFRICANS WHO SAVE (AROUND 16 MILLION ADULTS), 81% OF THEM SAVE LESS THAN

R1 000 A MONTH.

The most popular global search term on Bing is 

‘Google’

It accounts for nearly 15% of Bing’s search volumes! For every search performed on Bing, roughly 10 searches are conducted on Google. Google has an estimated market share of 74.8%, whereas Bing’s has 8.08%.

EFFICIENCY VS. RESILIENCE

Resilience and efficiency do not co-exist easily in the same system. Efficiency seeks to eliminate diversity and redundancy – which is the foundation of resilience.

Percentage of children who’s household income at age thirty is higher than their parents’ at the same age, in the USA

ACCORDING TO RESEARCH BY FREEDOM HOUSE, 26 OF THE 65 COUNTRIES ASSESSED FOR INTERNET FREEDOM SHOWED A DECLINE IN SUCH FREEDOM BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018. ALMOST HALF OF ALL DECLINES WERE RELATED TO ELECTIONS.

 ALMOST HALF OF ALL DECLINES WERE RELATED TO ELECTIONS.

ADJACENT POSSIBLE

As you search for breakthrough innovations, the set of available ideas is always determined by what you know, when you begin: a concept that the biologist Stuart Kauffman described in his theory of ‘the adjacent possible’. By increasing the diversity in your team, you increase the available ideas you begin with, which increases the adjacent possible ideas you can come up with.

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