Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

Leading financial expert, trend forecaster, and seasoned keynote speaker.

Talking Points: January 3, 2022

A federal court in Germany ruled that a man who injured himself at home while walking from his bed to his desk was technically “commuting” and is thus entitled to workers’ compensation. The Guardian, December 9, 2021

In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted – that due to productivity increases through technological advancements – the American workweek would shrink to just 15 hours by 2030. Decades later, a 1965 Senate committee said, “Nah, sooner” and predicted that we would be toiling just 14 hours a week by the year 2000. Morning Brew, December 26, 2021

A village in Whales, United Kingdom, lost its broadband at 7:00am every morning. The problem continued for 18 months until engineers discovered that a resident was turning on an old television at that time each morning, and that signal was interfering with the broadband connection for the village. BBC, September 22, 2020

“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.” Sir John Harvey-Jones

The return of a $50 item is expected to cost merchants an average of $33 this season, up 59% from 2020. Axios, December 29, 2021

The world’s 10 richest people added $402 billion to their net worth in 2021. CNBC, December 30, 2021

“Rich people have money. Wealthy people have time.” Robert Kiyosaki

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