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Change is coming one way or another to American universities. They have to decide whether they want to lead the change or become the next victims of disruption.

Nelson Mandela's passing on Thursday marks the end of a life that symbolized the potential for peace and progress in sub-Saharan Africa. His humble yet resolute leadership in the years after apartheid ended had a transformational effect on South Africa.

As we say goodbye to 2012, Gallup will be publishing a series of year-in-review stories, beginning with our top 10 wellbeing discoveries of the year

Fast facts from Gallup related to top stories in the news.

Seven percent of Japan's working population is engaged at work, one of the lowest engagement rates in the world. This means that only one in 14 employees enter their workplace every day feeling motivated, enthusiastic, and committed to adding value and innovation to their work -- a concern as leaders in Japan continue their search for growth amid reports of a halved GDP growth rate in Q3 of 2013. With economic policies dubbed "Abenomics" after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the concept of "engaged employees" should enter the national dialogue and be added as the fourth arrow in the leader's proposed "three arrow" attack to boost Japan's economy.

Seven percent of Japan's working population is engaged at work, one of the lowest engagement rates in the world. This means that only one in 14 employees enter their workplace every day feeling motivated, enthusiastic, and committed to adding value and innovation to their work -- a concern as leaders in Japan continue their search for growth amid reports of a halved GDP growth rate in Q3 of 2013.

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