S2 E56 — What Iffing

Are you just surviving? Where do you want to be in the next 18 to 36 months?  No, literally.  Especially as corporate cultures change.

“5”  Steve Jobs(1955 – 2011): “When you’re not sure whether to do what’s being asked of you, stall.  It gives you time to understand the dynamics at play.”Pisces

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 56 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Natural Experiment” on this 31st day of May in the spring of 2020.  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Table of Contents

Season One and Two are a two-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic and then in this unfolding pandemic year.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E55Dreaming of 30 Tempting Getaways; S2 E5490 Days to Future-Proof Your Career Trajectory and Lifetime Investments; S2 E53The Fourth Step’s Passing Storm Botched Beyond Belief

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E56It’s Frickin’ Summer and So Are You; S1 E55All Roads Lead to the Future; S1 E54A Version That’s a TauBit Grander; S1 E53High 5’s for Tau Secrets Revealed


Enjoy this newsletter published on LinkedIn and Patreon …

Emerging Options for Thriving in Uncertainty

“Struggle expends energy that could be used for surviving and thriving. When you catch yourself in a struggle, get still. Sink into the situation. If you hit a bottom, you can use that to bounce yourself up.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.

The Tau: Week Ending 5/30/20

As the next COVID-19 phases play out how will they alter your job prospects, career trajectory and lifetime investments, especially if the status quo isn’t restored?

Considering longer term scenarios is what you do to save you from future discomfort, or worse yet, major disruptions in your life.

Think through “why does this matter” or “what is important about this” to give yourself critical time to get up to speed before it’s too late! 

And then hedge your risks by educating yourself and creating some of your own if/then decisions.

Tags: Antibody, Alzheimer’s, Artificial Intelligence, Biodiversity, Climate Change, COVID-19, Facebook, Machine Learning, Options, Pandemics, Remote Work, Research, Robots, Survive, Quantum Toolkit, Space, Thrive

To help you, consider these headlines from this week’s stories pulled from our daily “Top 30 Digest” curated for you, “Fresh from the Labs. Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll.

What if … ?

Remote Work

            • Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere
            • Will Facebook’s Work-From-Home Policy Change Silicon Valley?
            • Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion

COVID-19 Ahead of the Curve

            • ”The Medical Futurist on Fighting Pandemics with Emerging Technologies, Now & In The Future” 
            • “Covid-19 Creates Long, Anxious Waits for Fertility Treatments”
            • ”Covid-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’”
            • Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
            • Covid-19 Makes the Case for More Meatpacking Robots

Artificial Intelligence

            • AI Is The Uncertainty Cure Enterprises Want In 2020
            • Baidu releases quantum machine learning toolkit on GitHub
            • Introducing AI in Enterprise: A Data Scientist’s Perspective

Climate Velocity

            • Climate velocity reveals increasing exposure of deep-ocean biodiversity to future warming

Research and Development

            • This ‘quantum dot’ tech helps grow more plants by making sunlight more powerful
            • Antibody breakthrough promises new view of toxic Alzheimer’s proteins
            • Large-scale genome-wide analysis links lactic acid bacteria from food with the gut microbiome
            • Scientists build a bionic eye that could give blind people sight
            • Breakthrough in research on production of 2-D crystals with excellent optical properties

Outer Space

            • Intergalactic Pulses Solve Mystery of Universe’s Missing Matter
            • Black Hole Paradoxes Reveal a Fundamental Connection Between Energy and Order
            • US policy on mining the moon challenges the long-held idea of space as a ‘global common’

Inner Space

            • Scientists claim new method can measure consciousness

We’ve grown organically.  From 3188 this time a week ago to over 3698 followers today. No preservatives added.  Maybe just a pinch of artificial intelligence. Don’t feel left out. Like, share, follow or join our community to see the details of what you’ve been missing.

The Tau 12 Months Ago 

“You’ve been happy with your choices, but now you’re starting to notice that there are new options on the horizon.”

Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.


But what about today?

“4”  Steve Zahn, 51: “You’d follow your purpose even if it were unpopular. However, today, the expectations and opinions of others will align really well with your soul’s best interest — how fortuitous!” Scorpio

Yes, well how will I know?  At my soul level?  Perhaps on the pandemic level, wouldn’t you say?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

“You know yourself. You’re confident and disinclined to work too hard to please the powers that be, because you don’t have to! You’ll naturally give people something good to like, and they will be predisposed to generously support your ideas and efforts. Your eye is primed for beauty, and you’ll create and attract so much of it.”

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): “Anyone can read subjects in agreement with their beliefs, but the wise and exceptionally intelligent grow their minds by spending time with ideas different from their own.” Aries  

Couldn’t agree more.  Maybe that’s why I monitor the topics in today’s episode — Antibody, Alzheimer’s, Artificial Intelligence, Biodiversity, Climate Change, COVID-19, Facebook, Machine Learning, Options, Pandemics, Remote Work, Research, Robots, Survive, Quantum Toolkit, Space, Thrive

“4”  Steve Carrell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Today is like an overly complicated television remote control. Unless you know the right sequence of actions, you are unlikely to tune into the programming of your choice.” Leo

Do we even have a choice, given what’s taken us all by surprise?  Who knew this Second Season was in the offing?  I certainly didn’t.  But, do we want to be surprised again?  Try anticipating the interplay among today’s headlines for a preview of the future next.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Honesty is generally the most efficient approach. It saves time and resources. It keeps people from putting stock in things that aren’t going to pan out.” Virgo

Unless you make a habit out of misdirection, misinformation, lies and propaganda. Then you succeed, while the rest of us suffer.

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:Set goals of learning instead of performance. By learning, you will automatically become a more competent performer, whereas to perform well without learning produces a success that may be difficult to duplicate.” Capricorn

So, there’s learning (mastering a talent) and performing (producing results) and cheating (corrupting a political process).  Who wins now?

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Think about the thing just long enough to feel that you can act in good faith. If you keep thinking about it past a certain point, the options open up overwhelmingly, causing indecision and paralysis.” Pisces

Indecision and analysis paralysis are normal (and some would say a professional weakness for many analytical programmers and engineers) but without finding a path forward, the windows of opportunity close never to be open again.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines organically grew from 3188 to 3698.




    • Saw the movie, didn’t realize that one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly — his detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch book series and Amazon Prime series — also wrote, “The Lincoln Lawyer” which I just finished. Gotta tell you I can’t not see his lead character (Mickey Haller, Bosch’s half brother) as anyone else but Matthew McConaughey. 

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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