Whilst you’ve been building businesses and looking at the next 5 years, others have been looking at the next 100 and 1000 years. No blame. Just let’s get on with it and stop being PC and say it as it is.
I did a part time Executive MBA at Cranfield in the UK in 1991 / 1992 and I knew something was wrong, and in 1999, I invented a new retirement paradigm (Note that I define retirement differently to other people), which morphed into a way to survive a world without work, ie the fourth industrial revolution, a world of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning), and now that Covid19 has finally arrived to teach humanity to realise the mistake that most of us have been making for the past 500 years, and wake us up, to the possibility of infinity and real abundance on earth, I realise that I’m here at exactly the right time. I’ve been praying (and talking and writing) for over 20 years that Office Workers will work from home with all the associated environmental (external and internal) benefits this brings. I didn’t know that God (Mother Nature if you like) would provide Covid19, but it has quickly shown that we can work from home. It has closed conference centres, hopefully forever. Conferences are online where they should be and I can attend conferences anywhere in the world without leaving my house! And hopefully business travel will cease except for building and fixing machines and other hands on requirements. People should only be able to travel to visit family and for sport. And schools can close, but schooling can continue.
We cannot rely on the people and the systems which got us into this mess, which includes the big think tanks, strategy consultancies, WEF, (old fashioned) accountants, economists, etc. What we need to do is “sell" a new system and the first real paradigm shift in 500 years since Enclosure started, to bring the world out of its crises whilst at the same time “fixing" the world (as best we can). At some point I realised that working outside the McKinseys and Bains of this world means that I stayed away from dogma, which I don’t have and which I’ve steered clear of, allowing me to learn and understand history and ancient wisdom and realise how it can be applied to the modern world.
Since 1999, I been doing R&D and understanding what’s possible in a world without work, and my User Manual for Life on Earth is a result of this. See https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1029328 It is only $345 and at the moment it is on Smashwords with a 25% opening special discount. A really inexpensive way to save the world and bring it into an entirely new age.
Happy to discuss and find a way forward. Please let me know if you are interested in continuing this discussion?