The Top 3 News Stories of 2016

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By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

2016 has been an incredibly turbulent year. We have seen a rise in nationalism in many countries in Europe and a civil war in Syria that has caused the deaths of over 400,000 people, many of them children.

In particular two events have created thousands of pages of headlines, namely Brexit and Donald Trump being elected as the next President of the United States. Both events were not predicted by pollsters and revealed how frustrated many people were underneath the surface with the current political and business status quo.

Neverthless, despite the pain and suffering we have witnessed this year, there are undoubtedly opportunities too. In particular, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump show us that the political and economic system is not working for many people who regard themselves as having missed out on the economic boom over the last 15 years. They are not seeing the fruits of the billions being made by corporate businesses. As a result, they are demanding change.

2016 has also seen a number of legends pass, many before their time. This included David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher and George Michael. They are gone but not forgotten.

 

Top 3 News Stories of 2016...

Brexit! A result that shocked Britain in June and left the politicians needing a plan!

Whatever people think about him. Donald Trump arguably caused the biggest political upset in modern history. Here's what we can learn from it.

Read what we can learn from the deaths of the many legends that passed away this year.

Bonus Article...the positive that can come from the worst of times

While the civil war in Syria is a human tragedy, many stories of the human spirit in action were reported. Sometimes in places miles away from the war itself...

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