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50 Big Ideas for 2019: What to watch in the year ahead

“If 2017 left you breathless and exhausted, then brace yourself,” we wrote last year. Sorry to say, things haven’t slowed down. The business leaders, authors, journalists and academics who gave us their 2019 predictions foresee a shaky economy, a troubled world order and continued anxiety — but also a renewed focus on caring for ourselves, for each other and for doing the right thing. Here’s our annual look at the year ahead. We also want to hear from you: Weigh in with #BigIdeas2019.

1. Move over, Millennials; it’s Gen Z’s time.

2. The economy will slow down…

3. … and companies will prepare with pre-emptive layoffs…