Illinois Too Broke to Fix: Chicago Police Pension Fund Broke by 2021 at the Latest


The Chicago City Wire has a projection regarding pensions that matches my prior projections: Chicago’s police pension fund will be broke in 2021. more…). Economics


Ford Targets 2021 for Mass-Market Self-Driving Car: 2021 a Near Certainty


According to Ford’s just announced plans, my 2022-2024 target for mass deployment of self-driving vehicles in the US is right … Continue reading → Economics

Ford Replaces CEO with Head of Driverless Division: 2021 Not Fast Enough


The New York Times reports Ford dumped CEO Mark Fields for Jim Hackett, the head of Ford mobility and driverless vehicles. Fields was not moving fast enough on autonomous vehicles and electric power. more…). Economics

Should We Be More Optimistic About Fighting Climate Change?

Harvard Business

By 2021, $150 billion of U.S. products will be sustainable. Economics & Society Sustainability Digital Article

How the public sector fits in the productivity puzzle


trillion a year by 2021 if they were to improve at the rate of their best peers. A benchmarking study finds that governments could save $3.5 Our Insights

s+b Trend Watch: Make Way for the Connected Car


Automakers could see a 204 percent uptick in revenue from digitally enabled features between 2016 and 2021, pushed largely by the ever-increasing popularity of autonomous driving and parking systems and safety options such as automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring

Maximizing the Job Creation Impact of $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending


A better goal would be to target something closer to an equivalent 25% increase in infrastructure-related employment by 2021, translating into the creation of 4 million new jobs and raising the overall total from 15.5 Article Friday, March 03, 2017.


Cybersecurity 101: How to defend against cyber-attacks

Tom Spencer

Cybersecurity Ventures, a US research firm, predicts that cyber-attacks “will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015” ( PwC, 2018 ).

3 Ways To Not Be Replaced By Robots In The Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

In the year 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. “By By 2021 a disruptive tidal wave will begin. Are you afraid that you might be replaced by robots in the future of work?

Artificial Intelligence: It’s Current and Future Role in Healthcare (Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

billion in revenues by 2021. This two part blog series will delve into arguably the two most important vowels in healthcare: A-I.

Pentagon Says "Stop Defense Cut Madness"; Mish Investigates Alleged "Cuts"


trillion deficit-reduction plan, automatic spending cuts or “sequestration” set by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) is set to take place from 2013 to 2021. Thanks to the sequester (long forgotten by most), alleged "cuts" in spending were scheduled to happen automatically.

Brazil, Russia Cancel Debt Auctions; Head-in-Sand Move Won't Work


The government had planned to sell zero-coupon bonds maturing in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate bonds maturing in 2021 and 2025. Russia and Brazil don''t like escalating interest rates. Their "solution"? Cancel government debt auctions.

Retirement Planning: Taking Control of the Final Chapter

Confessions of a Consultant

I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said ‘Trump in 2021.’. You get to write the Last Chapter. As an executive coach, I get to work with people at all careers stages. 25- year-olds launching into their first managerial role with all the normal anxiety which accompanies transitions ( “Should I keep going to the Friday Night Beer sessions with the lads?”). 40-year-olds jockeying for the corner office ( “Am I good enough?”).

LA to Gradually Hike Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020; Already Weak Growth Prospects Just Got Worse


Businesses and nonprofit groups with 25 or fewer employees would have until 2021 — an extra year — to comply.

We Need to Approach AI Risks Like We Do Natural Disasters

Harvard Business

Similar intelligence will be critical to curb the impact of potential smart device shocks as artificial intelligence evolves and the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators reaches over 46 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research. Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty Images. The risks posed by intelligent devices will soon surpass the magnitude of those associated with natural disasters.

Hackers Are Targeting Your Mobile Phone. Here Are 15 Ways to Slow Them Down

Harvard Business

billion by 2021. Multi-bits/Getty Images. Mobile phones have become the new prey of choice for hackers and other nefarious individuals. Once compromised, our phones offer easy access to our personal and financial information, giving hackers the ability to sell that information on the dark web and to ransom our information. But despite the growing threats to our smartphones, most people — even most corporate executives — still don’t take basic security precautions.

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Harvard Business

Global e-commerce sales exceeded $2 trillion in 2017, and are on pace to more than double by 2021. Caroline Stirling/Getty Images. Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room.

You Can Make Your Sales Data a Lot Better with a Little Discipline

Harvard Business

billion industry by 2021, but its solutions are only as good as the data behind it. Vincent Tsui for HBR. Business intelligence is projected to grow to a nearly $26.9 IBM determined that inaccurate data took a $3.1 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2016. That’s why decision makers require spot-on data and efficient, streamlined systems to maintain it.

Software Asset Management: A New Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM MICROSOFT

Harvard Business

By 2021, worldwide cybercrime damage is expected to reach $6 trillion— double what it cost businesses in 2015∗ Of course, companies cannot protect what they cannot manage. To combat cybersecurity threats, companies are spending millions of dollars in malware protection, firewall solutions, and security consulting. Yet even with these expensive measures, most are unaware of their greatest vulnerabilities.

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy

Harvard Business

trillion by 2021. CSA Images/Printstock Collection/Getty Images. Does a robot manage your money? For many of us, the answer is yes. Online and algorithmic investment and financial advice is easy to come by these days, usually under the moniker of “robo-advisor.”

How to Set More-Realistic Growth Targets

Harvard Business

Note that the table implicitly projects limited investment and a slow start to the new growth initiatives, with no new revenues in 2017, modest new revenues in 2018, and significant new revenues really only beginning in 2020 and 2021. Many executives are fond of promising to deliver growth, but far fewer realize those ambitions. This is because many fundamentally mismanage the growth gap, which is the difference between their growth goals and what their base businesses can deliver.