Ross Rant | September 18, 2017

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is happening this week in New York City. Look for never-ending traffic snarls to engulf Manhattan and holding a copy of The Economist, and not Vogue, is finally cool, well at least for a week.

The politics of No. 10 are heating up. An internal Tory review of the election blamed a disastrous manifesto rollout for the shocking result and Boris Johnson is back in the game with a 4,000-word opus on how the UK should exit the EU.

Will Asia become rich before it goes gray? The number of people aged 65+ in Asia will be more than half a billion in 2027, accounting for 60% of that age group globally. If you believe demographics is destiny, India looks to hold the future of growth in Asia.

Kill, hand, club: How Xi Jinping is taking control of the Chinese Communist Party.

We might have reached peak-Twitter. Even China’s Communist Youth League now has a Twitter account

The list of agencies, investigators, and committees that have or want Facebook data related to Election 2016 grows by the hour. Preventing Mark and Sheryl from testifying before Congress is the number one GR, PR, and PA objective for Team Facebook.

Slack is now valued at $5 billion.

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” "Big Little Lies,"  and “Saturday Night Live” dominated the Emmy awards last night.
What they are reading at Kenan-Flagler: Applications to full-time MBA programs in the US fell for a third straight year. The format has become stale, teaching classes for a business world that doesn't exist coupled with the rise of entrepreneurship.


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