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Lobnek Newsletter, May 2021

Thinking Exponentially

“There are no facts, only interpretations”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), German philosopher, composer and writer

 

Not too long ago, it seemed that the world was heading towards a fiery end, a crash and burn scenario. The combined effects of virulent tribalism and protectionism, threatening to unwind decades of progress and prosperity; the increasing destructiveness of climate change, a consequence of that very same progress; and now an emerging pandemic that appeared to be of similar calibre as the Spanish flu, turned into a toxic cloud engulfing almost the entire planet in its wake. Fast forward to today and it is somewhat startling to note how relatively well things have turned out when considering the type of dangers we faced. Certainly, it has been an atypical, turbulent ride: the tragic loss of lives, businesses upended, others decimated and the sudden spike in unemployment (some of it permanent), has made this “event” one that will likely be remembered for generations to come.

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