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The 86 Percent Solution: How to Succeed in the Biggest Market Opportunity of the Next 50 Years by Robert Gunther, Kamini Banga, Vijay Mahajan

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Chapter 5. Think Young

While the developed world is facing a crisis of aging, the 86 percent markets are a fountain of youth—although these youth may be different from their peers in developed countries. To understand this opportunity, companies have to think young.

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