The World is Super-CAFFEINATED

“It’s amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee.” Donna Favors

Saturday Morning Caffeinated Bliss

A Double Shot of Context

VUCA — Hey, It’s A Crazy World Out There

BANI — A Post-Pandemic VUCA?

CAFFEINATED — Making Sense of our Mad, Wonderful, Chaotic, World

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on coffee

Complexity — aggregated cellphone traffic from across the United States and found patterns (MIT)
Ambiguity — The extinction of species — the 120 species and different impact of 10 different threat categories
Faster — Global GDP por Capita ,(Visual Capitalist)
Fragmentation — Marketing Technology Solutions over the last decade (Chief Martec)
Erraticness — the World Uncertainty Index had been indexing up for decades (The Economist)
Interconnectedness — the relatedness of French financial institutions (Eiopa)
Need —ESG Funds are on the rise (Morningstar)
Anxiety — Investor anxiety about the marketplace — 100 is neutral anxiety (Investopedia)
Tech Adoption — Financial Impact of Technology (Media Peanut)
Exponentiality — the cost to push a kilogram of payload into space (Future Timeline)
Disruption — Canadian and US Disruption Barometer has been red flagging for the last three years (Ipsos)

The Ying and Yang of a Caffeinated World

“I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.” Napoleon

What’s Next:

Grey Swan Guild

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