Mary Meeker annual report 2018: my highlight slides

In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action. The term was popularised in the twentieth century by American sociologist Robert K. Merton.
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The Mary Meeker annual report for 2018 is out, and a step up on the disjointed release that was last year. Thankfully, it's also gotten shorter for a change, now at 'only' 294 pages ( ! ). For those looking to save some time, here's my culled version of the deck picking out the slides I personally found interesting!

This year interestingly had a big emphasis on work and the impact of technology, as well as the changes brought on. It's also interesting to see the report highlight the concerns around what the current regulations may be doing (helping the incumbents of the Internet, and hurting everyone else) - the joys of unintended consequences.......

More importantly, following on from my recent work with the Code Like A Girl initiative with the amazing group of people in Vodafone, and the concerns expressed by some of the young girls about future careers, it was great to see visible graphs showing the destruction of certain jobs in previous eras - but the sheer number of new jobs created by the new technology. I'm optimistic for the future!

Neal McQuaid