Talking Points: November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

The total number of millionaires in the world increased by 1.1 million from the middle of 2018 to the middle of 2019. The world’s 46.8 million millionaires are now worth a combined $158.3 trillion- or 44% of the world’s total wealth. CNBC, October 24, 2019

The publishing business’ annual revenue is more than $43 billion, moving 2.7 billion books annually in the United States. While 3 million books were published in the U.S. in 2015, just 4,000 new titles sold more than 1,000 copies within a year, and only 500 became best sellers on the New York Times list. Numlock News, October 22, 2019

“We are graduating the fewest number of journalists in the history of journalism. Meanwhile we have five times the news outlets we did twenty years ago.”  The Science of Fear by Daniel Gardner

It’s not Brexit, terrorism, or even climate change that keeps CEOs awake at night. Instead, recession is the primary concern for 1,400 global business leaders surveyed about their biggest fears for 2019. Quartz, January 17, 2019

“When everyone is saying the same thing, a different outcome is likely to occur.” Sir John Templeton

It takes 100 times the energy to make an alkaline battery than the battery will eventually release over its lifetime. On a per-watt basis, an alkaline battery will emit 30 times the greenhouse gas as a coal-fired power plant. OneZero, October 30, 2019

“We never have time to do it, but we always have time to do it over.” Henry Kissinger

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