Swoosh, Choking on Growth, Zipping Ahead, and Lighting The Path
Finally, we close with brief comments on Swoosh, Choking on Growth, Zipping Ahead, and Lighting The Path. First, while Chinese economic growth may be slowing, Nike continues to plough ahead. Nike’s Chinese Footwear sales rose 33% in the latest quarter, accelerating from recent results. Can you say Swoosh. Second, India’s pollution reached new heights recently. New Delhi reported pollution levels 12x the recommended level by the World Health Organization. In addition, India hosts the 14 most polluted cities in the world. We see the country Choking on Growth. Third, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Norway continue to explode upward with 33% of 2018 car sales comprised of EVs. We see Norway Zipping Ahead in the move to an all electric future. And Fourth, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratories reported using light to control growth in embryonic tissue in fruit flies. This will allow scientists to control organ shape in the future. We see these scientists Lighting The Path to organ regeneration and as another step on the way to The Bionic Human.
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