Eight Trends Amplified By COVID-19

I just finished another book and added it to my Library. Pandemic, Inc. explores eight trends that are amplified by the current pandemic. Author Patrick Schwerdtfeger believes we will see more change in the next 12 months then we saw in the last 12 years. He views the current crisis through an optimistic lens, seeing a time of incredible change, but also opportunity.

In describing these trends, he looks at how business can find a problem and fix it, and as he states, we haven’t had this many problems in a long time. The eight trends form the acronym S A L V A G E D, which stands for:

S: Self-sufficiency
A: Analytics
L: Liquidity
V: Virtualization
A: Automation
G: Government
E: Exponential Thinking
D: Decentralization

This book covers the following topics:

  • Big data, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Robotics and automation
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
  • Job displacement and the future of work
  • Supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19
  • Social unrest including Black Lives Matter
  • Solvency issues including sovereign debt crises
  • Trade imbalances and Donald Trump’s tariff trade war
  • The possible disintegration of the European Union
  • Solar power adoption, drone technology, 3D printing
  • Autonomous electric vehicles, transport as a service (TaaS)
  • Government social programs and Libertarian political views
  • Institutional blindness and disruptive innovation

Explore other pandemic topics via the links below.

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