Infographic: What Our 7 Billion World Population Does

There is about 7 billion people in the world. No any business can have more number of customers than the world population. In this number, there are many business opportunity for you to start of. In this article, (of course you can do your own survey), you will figure out what are the things that these 7 billion people wanted the most.

Source: Funders and Founders

There is a 24 hours in a day and no one can either extend or shorten them. Our lives are also limited – about 78 years, if you average all lives in the world today. Knowing what the people of the world do with their time can help you use your time more productively. And if you are an entrepreneur, use this knowledge to make something all these people would want.

Source: Funders and Founders

Here you can learn some fundamental truths about the world;

People Sleep 1/3 of Their Lives

In this infographic, sleep is the one activity that the people spend the most time on. If you live 78 years, means 28.3 of those you will be asleep. With this research, you can see how much important of sleep. On the other side, if you take this opportunity into business, by finding the way to improve the quality of their sleep or help them get rid of nightmares, you can say you have served humanity well. And, you customers will be using your product every day. All you need to do is figure out what people seen the most important in their daily life.

People Spend 6 Years of Life Unhappily-  Doing chores.

Who likes doing chores? A startup that mops your floor, washes the dishes, etc. could save you 6 years of life.

People Spend 9 Years Entertaining Themselves.

Most of the people not really love their job. They separate playing mood and working mood totally. And only a few people play almost as much as they work, because they love their job. There is something that can be done to make work more fun. With this point, this can be your business opportunity as well. You can help more people find the job that they would really like. Wondering how? Go figure out by yourself.

Almost Half of World Population Don’t Have a Job

The largest single group of people, kids, are too young to work. How will our world change once these kids grow up in a few years and add almost two billion brains to the global workforce? Will the price of labor go down? Will they be doing new jobs that don’t exist yet? Or will they even have any skills that would make them employable?

Every Fifth Human is Still Farming

Having a job was not always the default way to make money. 100 years ago farming was the default thing to do in life. Today every fifth human is still doing it. It makes sense because someone does need to grow the food we eat. But as more robots drive agricultural growth, humans could not and would not want to compete. So what will they do?

Almost Half a Billion Entrepreneurs

If having a job is the current default way to make money, you have got to ask what will be the next? One group of humans stands out – the 400 million entrepreneurs. These are anyone from a fruit stand entrepreneur to a founder of a bank. One thing they have in common is that they did not look for a job, they created one for themselves. This is likely the future way of living. Most people who can create a job for themselves will, and others will look for one. Of course the world will not look like 10 billion one-person startups, but the ratio we see now will change.

What Can You Do Today?

These images are a snapshot of the world today. It will not stay this way. So if you are learning something, getting a degree, building a startup, or getting a job, a  good question to ask is: Am I learning and building for tomorrow’s world or for today’s? is a Business Angel Network accredited by the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) the official trade association and governing body for angel investors and angel clubs in Malaysia. We strive to bring entrepreneurs and investors in Asia to fuel the startup ecosystem. 

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