The eminent futurist, Alvin Toffler, in his bestselling book, Future Shock, predicted that the end of the Industrial Age would bring in changes that would "shock" everybody and disorient them. Toffler characterized the Industrial Age as the Smokestack Era, a metaphor for the factories with their smokestacks and which he claimed was now giving … Continue reading Future And Present Shocks!! Disruptions As We Transition To A Digital Age
Finally, Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder and arguably the voice that matters (and the vote that counts!!) on the Board "accepted" Tesla's Elon Musk's "best and final offer" to buyout the Social Media firm and pioneer of information platforms. While the nearly $46 Billion "deal" is pocket change for Musk, there are bigger issues than … Continue reading Jack Dorsey “gives in” to Elon Musk! Here’s Why The “Deal” Is A Blow To Free Speech and How Donald Trump Would Be Elated And Xi Jinping Happy !!
Among the many effects of the COVID Pandemic is that it has made all of us look out for ourselves. Right from the hapless citizenry who were forced to scrounge for hospital beds and even basic treatment to the middle class, who found themselves "vulnerable" and at the "mercy" of the lawless order that has … Continue reading The Collateral Damage From The Pandemic Is A Breakdown Of The Social Contract And The Emergence Of A Lawless Order Of The Jungle!!
Historically, India has not given importance to mental health issues, at home and in the workplace, due to a variety of reasons, including the social stigma associated with such ailments and the "culture of silence" surrounding mental health wellness due to prevailing taboos and societal norms. Indeed, for long, acknowledging and addressing mental health issues … Continue reading Despite Societal Stigma and Cultural Taboos, India Inc. Must Address Mental Health Issues, The Elephant In The Workplace We Deny
As I scanned today's news, first thing in the morning, or should I say at dawn, I noticed that there were more than the usual news items about the next global recession and why it is "inevitable". While this has been the norm for the past few days, what piqued my curiosity and held my … Continue reading Every Economist and Their Dog Is Predicting A Global Recession. Deja Vu!! As Usual, The Poor Would Be Left Holding The Can!!!
Anticipating what's next is vital for our survival. Indeed, all species on this planet live in a perpetual "fight or flight" mode wherein they are "attuned" to protect themselves and their kith and kin when danger strikes. While humans have evolved more or less to a greater degree where their subconscious is now not in … Continue reading If Tomorrow Comes!! Why Is It Becoming So Hard To Anticipate What’s Next?
As the world descends into a miasma of hate and bigotry, what with the Russian Ukrainian war "revealing" the bestiality of human nature each passing day and India staring at the abyss of a morass of religious and ethnic strife, one wonders whether there is anything to look forward to when one gets up … Continue reading Searching For Positivity In Dark Times!!
Much before the pandemic struck, there were several counter-currents against the globalization process. Starting with Brexit and including the emergence of Trump and other authoritarian rulers, there were concerted attempts to "weaken" globalization and "dilute" the processes of globalism. Indeed, the return of My Country First ideologies meant that worldwide, there was a new initiative … Continue reading How The 3Ps Populism, Pandemic, and Putin Have Put Globalization In Peril And How India Can Benefit