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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. The Internationalists

Sustainable development is the new frontier in wealth creation; and technology gets credit for the assist.

II. Where We Are

For the last fifty years, each decade has begun with “a global mania for some big idea, some new change agent that has reshaped the world economy and generated huge profits``.

III. A New World Order

Investors look for a range of market characteristics and indicators when investing in emerging market economies.

IV. What’s Going On in the EMEs?

By 2020, 1.2 billion people will move out of subsistence poverty and into the emerging middle class, a number that will far exceed the current consumer base of the Western economies.

V. Critical Inputs

By 2020, 1.2 billion people will move out of subsistence poverty and into the emerging middle class, a number that will far exceed the current consumer base of the Western economies.

VI. Doing Business

Investors are drawn to emerging markets for their enormous growth potential. But each comes with its own unique challenges.

VII. FInance

Access to finance has been—and continues to be—the biggest barrier to investment and growth in the developing world.

VIII. Where the Opportunities Are: Growth Sectors

Technology breakthroughs are reducing the energy intensity of the world economy, which, in fact, has been falling for decades.

XI. 2050

Embracing the future is not just good for business, its good for people. Technology breakthroughs have elevated the human condition, for the most part.

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AUTHOR: Christopher Jannou

Manhattan-native Christopher Jannou is an award-winning entrepreneur, hotelier, investor and author. His group invests in a range of sectors including hospitality, commercial property development, education and media throughout Africa.

 

Jannou Group includes The Urban Hotel Group, a pan-African rollout of a value chain of business hotels and serviced apartments (www.theurbanhotelgroup.com); Jannou Afrique, a developer of commercial real estate; [R]evolution Media; and Business Intelligence, a corporate education advisory. He presently serves as president of the American Chamber of Commerce representing Zambia.

 

Jannou’s first book ‘The Internationalist: Globalization, the Age of Information and the Developing World Ascent’ (available on Amazon) is a sweeping look at the next surge of human and economic development as technology, globalization and demographics become defining forces. He regularly speaks at universities and conferences on themes related to technology and the New Economy, topics covered extensively in his book.

 

Jannou was knighted in 2016 by the Mutambe Royal Establishment for development services to Zambia. He and his young family reside between New York and Africa.