What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Money is essential to civilized life. But it is a concept, not a real thing. And, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine. How so?

Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability

Major impact events coming? Certain. Nature, magnitude, and timing? Mostly unforeseeable. These just happen, whether by fate, predestination, or a random dice-thrower. All you know for sure is that some big things are coming along. The best you can do in this case is to identify your points of greatest vulnerability and to figure out how to minimize the impact effects.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.

My dear wife of nearly 60 years died last week. A great blessing is that she suffered for only a short time and died in her sleep. So many tell me that this is indeed a happy ending, especially for a life well-lived. I am just beginning to learn that being a survivor is a really tough job. While starting a new life isn’t mandatory, a new life for me seems like an opportunity not to be missed.

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All

The Great Resignation seems to be largely one of quitting a job that sucks and finding a new job that sucks at least somewhat less. Relatively few quits seem to be going into self-employment or gig life. Too much uncertainty. Income variations major. Hustling for work 24/7 not happy for many folks. Where is this all heading?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?

Just when I thought that the world couldn’t get any crazier, it seems to have hit a craziness game-changing home run. Chaos is appearing nearly everywhere. Will this end, and if so, how? What might come next? Will it take World War III to reach a conclusion? Kind of important questions, but few if any credible answers. My take on this, as an involuntary participant.

Is Russia Killing the WEF’s Great Reset Globalization Plans?

Is Russia Killing the WEF’s Great Reset Globalization Plans?

Well, this is very inconvenient. Just when it appeared that the long-planned WEF Great Reset globalization initiative was finally on a roll, some serious Eurasian events seem to be mucking things up. Quite badly in fact. Is this a big deal, or not? Does it really matter much in the grand scheme of Great Reset things? Some thoughts from the growing swamp of confusion.

Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.

Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the joys of the “rental economy”, which is apparently already upon us. Did you know this? If so, do you have any idea what it actually means? Is it much more than good old car, apartment, and hotel (etc.) rentals? Maybe even part of the Great Reset? If so, not so joyful.

Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst: But How?

Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst: But How?

Nobody knows what is coming next – especially in these turbulent times. But we cannot avoid planning despite such uncertainty. You can’t plan for the “best” and you can’t plan for the “worst” because you don’t know what either extreme might be. You must plan, but how? Especially when the prospect of a nuclear World War III is facing us.

Can We survive a Nuclear World War III? Of Course!

Can We survive a Nuclear World War III? Of Course!

The Russia-Ukraine-NATO conflict has virtually chased COVID from the news. Fears of a Russia-U.S. nuclear World War III are going off the charts. End-of-the-world stuff. But do these media-stoked fears have any real basis in fact? If so, what do we actually have to do to be among the majority who will certainly survive?

Business Unit Size Is So Important. Do You Know Why?

Business Unit Size Is So Important. Do You Know Why?

Does your growing organization or business (unit) have between 50 and 150 FTE employees? If yes, is it often a mess – tough to manage? If no, you may be either very smart or very lucky. This is the growing organization size equivalent of the Terrible Teen years of human adolescence. What can go wrong, will. Why is this particular size range and development stage so important?