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2018 top trends: An economist’s view

Feb 06, 2018
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2018 top trends: An economist’s view
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From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director,
KPMG LLP Management Consulting


What’s an economist’s take on how economic indicators, developments and inflection points will impact businesses in 2018? What will the linkages between developed and emerging markets mean for organizations this year? How about paradigm shifts brought about by disruptive technologies and mega trends?

To find answers and insights, Stan Lepeak recently sat down with Constance Hunter, KPMG LLP’s chief economist to discuss:

  • The top positive trends and impacts – including improved customer demand, and increased productivity driven by intelligent automation and digital labor – and the numbers behind them
  • The negatives and challenges, including talent shortages and the hollowing out of middle-skill jobs due to technological innovation
  • Top initiatives companies are undertaking to exploit the positives and address the negatives, including ways to handle the talent shortage and job loss issues, and why “out-innovating” themselves can be very important for legacy firms’ survival.


Duration: Approximately 10 minutes. Activate the recording with the play button over the image.


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