Can We Survive In Our Super-Fragile World?

Can We Survive In Our Super-Fragile World?

Fragile means easily damaged or broken. Like our world today. Why should this be so? Our world, physically at least, looks pretty sturdy and robust. The problem here is how we define our “world”. Our world in reality consists of a huge number of semi-autonomous complex systems that are deeply interconnected and interdependent – and inherently fragile. Is our world truly survivable?

Making a Case for Not-Prepping

Making a Case for Not-Prepping

Big things are definitely happening today, even if they have not yet managed to reach broadly catastrophic dimensions. What we are clearly facing, almost certainly, is a set of major threats to our business and organizational survival. These threats are largely or completely unforeseeable in nature, magnitude, and timing. You can’t realistically “prep” for these: You can only tackle your survivability.

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?

Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins

Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins

Life in the old normal was stable, predictable, manageable. Life in the new normal of constant major change is creating Darwinian survival challenges. Size and strength, or being the fittest, will not make you a winner (i.e., survival-plus-success). As Darwin wisely observed back around 1870, it is the most adaptable who ultimately come out on top. Just how do you go about this adaptability thing?

Planning for the Unforeseeable and Improbable

Planning for the Unforeseeable and Improbable

Biggest threats to businesses today are not those that are likely or identifiable but instead those that are unknown and/or highly unlikely. However, the available points of impact on your business are both evident and certain. Big question: which of your points of impact are most vulnerable to such events or situations, whatever they may turn out to be?