Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday Burn

::: Competition for resources or increasing the size of the pie
We've seen an unprecedented growth in global wealth in the last two decades: there are currently 95,000 ultra-high net worth individuals in the world – people with $30 million or more of investable assets. On top of that, there are more than $60 trillion worth of investment assets in the market today, with an increasing amount of this money thinking more long-term about the big problems facing the world: energy and water scarcity, greenhouse gases, global commodity shortages, healthcare and education delivery, poverty alleviation…you name it.
Link from Seth Godin

::: The World's Youngest Leaders
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (Feb. 21, 1980)
Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (June 8, 1972)
The DRC's President Joseph Kabila (June 4, 1971)
Macedonia's Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (Aug. 31, 1970)
Nauru's President Marcus Stephen (Oct. 1, 1969)
Swaziland's King Mswati III (April 19, 1968)
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (Dec. 21, 1967)
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe (June 6, 1966)
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev (May 5, 1966)
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (Sept. 14, 1965
Just so you know, I'm about the same age as the president of Nauru. And up until now, I had never heard of Nauru before...

::: Find the other side of the world

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