Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

We have today tremendous forces at work driving us toward centralized control, one world government, and perhaps even totalitarianism. These will inevitably collapse, but not before causing great pain and suffering – as always. What can we do to survive? Decentralization and diversity are the keys. To succeed, both are essential. How might this work in practice?

Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything

Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything

This topic is one of the scariest that I have ever encountered. Starting from blockchain technology that is used for cryptocurrency, it quickly led to a new form of connection, governance, and transaction management – decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum (WEF) are prime drivers of DAOs. What’s so scary about this? Read on.

Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.

Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.

Cryptocurrencies are not money but just a transaction mechanism. They have no proven safe store of value. They are collapsing, for reasons. Luckily, central banks just so happen to be ready to rollout out their CBDCs, which are not money either. CBDCs are only a payment mechanism linked to wonderful fiat currencies, like the US dollar, but they will save the monetary system. Or maybe not.

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Even though we can’t do anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. Why? Because this understanding allows adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. This post looks at a huge but underreported globalization happening and how we might best adapt to it.

Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space

Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space

Unlike myself, you probably know all about the Metaverse – a single, universal, and immersive virtual world focused on social connection. Not my thing but probably attractive to the tech-oriented folks. Even the World Economic Forum (WEF) has jumped on the Metaverse bandwagon. Is this a major red flag? Maybe part of how we will own nothing and be happy?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?

The world is a big mess, and getting worse by the day. Ukraine escalation. Inflation. Enormous debt. Supply chains still struggling. Petrodollar collapse. U.S. hegemony falling apart. Nuke war threats. And much more. Are we doomed, or is this actually some good news? The world is a complex system, and system collapse is how things get fixed. There may be no other way out for us.

Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?

Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?

Cage a bunch of mice in a giant box and give them everything that they could ever need. Outcome? Not happy mice, but complete extinction within five years, in multiple experiments. Why, when they had everything? Maybe “everything” is missing something vitally important for survival long-term. What might this be, and does it have any implications for human survival?

Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.

Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.

Roughly 18% of the U.S. workforce is employed in federal, state, or local governments, nearly 30 million people. About half the country thinks that’s too many while the other half thinks that’s too few. Yet, government as a percentage of population has been decreasing for 50 years. Why do we need (so much) government anyway? Turns out that government size is not the problem.

Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.

Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.

The increasingly powerful Klaus Schwab, his WEF, and his fast-growing army of supporters and implementers seem to have focused on an approach to a one- world-order that is working. Government-issued digital ID’s plus government-created digital money. And rapidly becoming non-optional. Global leaders are quite open about their objectives. Is this 1984’s obey-or-else time? Or just maybe – something good?

Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Say Hello To Your New Digital Self

Have you met your digital self? Me neither. Didn’t even know that I have one. Turns out that your digital self is rapidly replacing your meat self. This is not good in my mind. What exactly is a “digital self”, and why do we need one? Is a digital self possibly optional, or an essential part of our new world?

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Decentralization and diversity: Keys to survival
Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival
Blockchain technology, digital money, and digital everything.
Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything
Cryptocurrencies are dead. Why? CBCDs. Maybe.
Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.
Democracy? Who needs it when we've got G3P.
Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P
Living in the Metaverse – our new virtual space.
Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space
The world's systems are collapsing. Good news?
The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?
Are we becoming Calhoun Mice?
Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?
Do we really need government? Unfortunately, yes.
Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.
Digital ID's for surveillance. Digital money for control.
Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.
Say hello to your new digital self.
Say Hello To Your New Digital Self
We don't learn from history. We learn from experience.
We Don’t Learn From History. We Learn From Experience.
The Fed will fix inflation? Yeah, sure ...
The Fed Will Fix Inflation? Yeah, Sure …
End of the world — supply chain & shortages version.
End of the World — Supply Chain & Shortages Version
Can we survive in our super-fragile world?
Can We Survive In Our Super-Fragile World?
Things are really heating upt! Are you feeling CRISPR yet?
Things Are Really Heating Up! Are You Feeling CRISPR Yet?
Quiet-quitting, if real, is self-destructive.
Quiet-Quitting, If Real, Is Self-Destructive
Planning for huge employee losses due to causes.
Planning for Huge Employee Losses Due to Causes
Digital money isn't money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Digital Money Isn’t Money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Are you ready to be transhumanized? Include me out.
Are You Ready To Be Transhumanized? Include Me Out.
The great unraveling? Done. Crisis phase? Getting wild.
The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
You can't fix it if it isn't broken. Step 1: Break it.
You Can’t Fix It If It Isn’t Broken. Step 1: Break It
We all need to belong, don't we?
We All Need To Belong, Don’t We?
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
Is 'Common Good Capitalism' actually good?
Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?
Those who do not learn from history are incredibly valuable.
Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Incredibly Valuable
Living is a vital hard-way learning process.
Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process
What is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
What Is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
Mass formation hypnosis = totalitarianism? Not likely
Mass Formation Hypnosis = Totalitarianism?
Do we have 'creative destruction', or just plain 'destruction'?
Do We Have ‘Creative Destruction’, or Just Plain ‘Destruction’?
Is artificial intelligence really becoming self-aware?
Is Artificial Intelligence Really Becoming Self-Aware?
What is the real story on inflation today
What Is the “Real” Story On Inflation Today?
Random memories from a long life - Part 2
Random Memories From A Long Life — Part 2
Random memories from a long life.
Random Memories From a Long Life
Making a case for not-prepping
Making a Case for Not-Prepping
Meet the world's new Mr. Big: Can he regain trust?
Meet the World’s New Mr. Big: Can He Regain Trust?
Why are we all so agreeable?
Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?
What is money, and why are we all so agreeable?
What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?
Understanding and strengthening your points of vulnerability
Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability
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.
The Great Resignation isn't so great after all.
The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All
The New World (Dis)Order has arrived: Is ordo ab chao next?
The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?
Is Russia killing the WEF's Great Reset globalization plans?
Is Russia Killing the WEF’s Great Reset Globalization Plans?
Welcome to the rental economy. Maybe.
Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst: but how?
Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst: But How?
Can we survive a nuclear World War III? Of course!
Can We survive a Nuclear World War III? Of Course!
Business unit size is so important. Do you know why?
Business Unit Size Is So Important. Do You Know Why?
Can resilience prevent business failure
Can Resilience Prevent Business Failure?
Why is our leadership so often failing to lead today?
Why Is Our Leadership So Often Failing To Lead Today?
Are you a package of marketable skills or a person?
Are You a Package of Marketable Skills, or a Person?
How are the Great Resetters doing? Are we reset yet?
How Are The Great Resetters Doing? Are We Reset Yet?
Can you avoid Mass Formation Psychosis?
Can You Avoid Mass Formation Psychosis?
Job-work quality and the Great Resignation
Job-Work Quality and the Great Resignation
Herd behavior and the madness of crowds
Herd Behaviour and the Madness of Crowds
Can whatever-is-wrong-today be fixed? Like population?
Can Whatever-Is-Wrong-Today Be Fixed? Like Population?
Inflation is unavoidable, necessary, and very dangerous
Inflation Is Unavoidable, Necessary — and Very Dangerous
Is the Great Reset being reset – maybe even greatly?
Is The “Great Reset” Being Reset — Maybe Even Greatly?
Are you self-employable? Entrepreneur material?
Are You Self-Employable? Entrepreneur Material?
The Great Resignation is upon us
The Great Resignation Tsunami Is Upon Us
Designing remote work: Job definition, productivity, and accountability
Designing Remote Work: Job Definition, Productivity, and Accountability
Managing remote workers effectively is very different
Managing Remote Workers Effectively Is Very Different
Is inflation real? If so, is this good or bad?
Is Inflation Real? If So, Is This Good or Bad?
Is the push for back-to-the-office a very big mistake?
Is the Back-to-the-Office Push a Very Big Mistake?
Shortages of Everything: Why, and What to Do? Part 3
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 3.
Shortages of Everything: Why and What to Do? Part 2
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 2.
Shortages of Everything: Why and What to Do. Part 1
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.
Learning the hard way really works
Learning the Hard Way Really Works: How So, and Where?
Resilience is much more than risk management
Resilience Is Much More Than Risk Management
The Fourth Turning at work: Crisis time is here.
The Fourth Turning at Work: Crisis Time Is Here
Is your work-life balance becoming unbalanced again?
Is Your Work-Life Balance Becoming Unbalanced Again?
You'll own nothing and you'll be happy about it
You’ll Own Nothing And You’ll Be Happy About It
Complex problems have no simple answers
Complex Problems Have No Simple Answers
Is Darwin at it again? If so, adaptability wins
Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins
Freelancing to survive and thrive in times of COVID
Freelancing to Survive and Thrive in Times of COVID
If you can't measure it, you can't manage or improve it
If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage (Improve) It
Business resilience the hard way
How To Avoid Finding Out Your Business Resilience The Hard Way
Reinventing work and the workplace
Reinventing Work and the Workplace — Thanks to COVID
Business coaching - myth vs. reality
Business Coaching — Myth vs. Reality
Predicting the unpredictable
Predicting the Unpredictable
Adaptability is vital for success today
Adaptability Is Vital for Success Today: How To Improve Yours
Can we continue to continue?
Can We “Continue to Continue”? Of Course, But Differently. Here’s How …
At last. Finally. Things are going back to normal.
At Last. Finally. Things Are Going Back to Normal. Wanna Bet?
When facts aren't real: Managing in an unreal reality
When Facts Aren’t Real: Managing in an Unreal Reality
Will automation and AI makes us obsolete?
Will Automation and AI Make Us Obsolete? No, Not Really. Here’s Why
Leadership - what it is not and why so important today
Leadership: What It Isn’t and Why It Is So Important Today
What's with the shortages explosion?
What’s with the Shortages Explosion?
Are you ready for emergence? It's the next big thing
Are You Ready for Emergence? It’s the Next Big Thing
Creative Destruction: How to Be a Winner
Creative Destruction: How to Be a Winner, Not a Victim
Complexity - A Hidden Black Swan?
Complexity: A Hidden Black Swan?
Always Darkest Before the Dawn
Always Darkest Before the Dawn
No Problems Just Challenges
Problems? No, Just Challenges
Managing in World of Fear
Managing in a World of Fear
Leadership - what to do if no answer
Leadership: What To Do When You Don’t Know the Answer
An agile business model
An Agile Business Model for Turbulent Times (Maybe Forever)
Why you need to do a business vulnerability assessment
Planning for the Unforeseeable and Improbable
The Great Reset survival guidelines
The Great Reset: A Survival Guide for Businesses
Myth of the 4-day workweek
Myth of the Four-Day Work Week
Groupthink - creativity and innovation killer?
Groupthink: Creativity and Innovation Killer?
Big changes in busyer behavior
Big Changes in Buyer Behavior That Are Becoming Permanent
How fragile is your business
How Fragile Is Your Business and Why Is This So Important?
Societies and economies collapsing
Societies and Economies Have Been Collapsing Forever. Why Are We Still Here?
Are we all gonna die
Are We All Gonna Die? How To Increase Your Survival Odds
Specialization can be deadly
Specialization Can Be Deadly Today — Diversify to Ensure Long-Term Survival
Big storm clouds ahead
Big Storm Clouds Ahead: Win by Taking Advantage of Reality
Normalcy bias + cognitive dissonance
Is Normalcy Bias + Cognitive Dissonance Part of the New Normal?
Now is the time to think small
Now Is the Time to Think Small
Business resilience in an unstable world
Business Resilience — Staying Flexible in an Increasingly Brittle World
Economic system collapsing
Is Our Economic System Collapsing, or Just Changing?
Is the Office Really Dead?
Is the Office Really Dead, or Will It Return — as a Zombie?
Dont DO Innovation
Don’t DO Innovation — BE Innovation
To COVID or Not to COVID
To COVID, or Not to COVID, That is the Question
Perception is the real reality
Perception Is The Real Reality
Tail wags the dog
The Tail Really Does Wag the Dog — But Only If It Exceeds 10% of the Dog
Survival of the Fittest
What Does “Survival of the Fittest” Mean for Business Leaders in the Chaotic Time of COVID-19?
Lockdowns as Opportunity?
Lockdowns as Opportunity? How Can This Be Compassionate?
Expertosis and the wisdom of crowds
Expertosis — Experts and Wisdom of Crowds vs. Reality
Agility and Adaptability
Agility + Adaptability are Key to Success in the New Whatever
Missing smiles
The Missing Smile
Business people maxed out
Are You Maxed Out Yet?
Age of Disorder
Are We Entering an “Age of Disorder”?
Charles Darwin
Did I Just Hear Darwin Saying “Told Ya”?
The Past Is Gone
The Past Is Gone: “Whatever” Is Replacing It
Stabily as the New Normal
Is “Stability” the “New Normal”?
Forecasting in the New Normal
Forecasting in the New Normal
What's Coming Next?
What’s Coming Next? Maybe You Don’t Have to Know
The Growing Chasm
The Growing Chasm Between Understanding and Action
High Fixed Cost Business
Managing a High Fixed Cost Business Today
Battlefield skills
Battlefield Skills for Managing a Business in Times of Crisis