Sukyong Yang / October 13th, 2016

Global Strategy Third Quarter Review

We recently had the good fortune to attend a leadership lecture featuring Dominic Barton, the global managing director of McKinsey, a global consulting company. Barton, in his very Canadian self-deprecating manner, provided an interesting overview of how different countries can find stability and growth in an age of disruption. The overriding theme is that the next twenty years will be some of the most disruptive and exciting that we have seen, driven by four global forces: (1) shifting economic power to Asia, (2) accelerating technological change, (3) the aging population, and (4) system-wide transformation where the public’s perception is based on emotion rather than fact. We definitely witnessed this transformation with the Brexit vote and the recent rejection of ceasefire between the Columbian government and FARC.