S2 E49 — Navigating Waves of Disruption When You’ve Lost Your Bearings

How will our world unfold on the other side of this pandemic?  Back to normal? Or something entirely different?

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

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: If you wait until you are stirred to do a thing, it will be too late. To take advantage of a brief window of opportunity, you’ll have to move before you are ready and act before you are sure.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 49 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Experiment” on this 21st day of May in the spring of 2020.  

Season 1 and 2 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 E48Tracking Millennials from One Resort to Another; S2 E4727 Adventure Regions for Your Remote-Working Bucket List; S2 E46Whimsy Passion Project or Epic Novel of Adventure?

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E49Magnetize the Version You Imagine; S1 E48Holiday TauBit Trumps Funk; S1 E47Day 47 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E46Day 46 of My 1-Year Experiment


On April, 6 in 2020, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Salesforce listed 19 uncertainties from Society, Technology, Economy, Environment and Politics likely to influence how our world could unfold after the pandemic crisis.

Sometimes, just listing unsettling threats and uncertainties helps.

The details are contained in their collaboration in, “The world remade by COVID-19 Scenarios for resilient leaders | 3-5 years.”

    • The focus on leadership signifies the report’s audience is for business, industry and government entities.  
    • How those organizations react largely influence how conditions for good or bad will shift that impact on us,  directly or indirectly,  as employees, consultants, freelancers, customers and citizens.

For your consideration listed by the collaborators by society, technology, economy, environment and politics.


    • Levels of societal trust 
    • Psychological impacts after quarantine 
    • Impacts on different generations 
    • Long-term impacts on education 


    • Attitudes toward data-sharing 
    • Speed of technological innovation 
    • Long-term effects on the workplace 
    • Types of new technology adopted


    • Speed of economic recovery 
    • Distribution of economic growth 
    • Impacts on inequality 
    • Shifts to new business models 


    • Focus on fighting climate change 
    • Reduction of emissions 
    • Investments in renewable energy 


    • Long-term impacts on governments 
    • Impacts on public policy and regulation 
    • Levels of trust in political systems 
    • Changes in election methodologies

Will all these influences pressure leaders to the same degree?  Probably not.  

And some will ebb and flow over the three to five year time frame.  

You never know when opportunities emerge, but if you don’t anticipate and act when the window opens you may be left behind.


Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

 “Your kindness radiates in all directions including toward yourself, and this fortifies and emboldens you to new heights of originality. You’ll fascinate, draw a crowd, sell to it and fund an enterprise you wholeheartedly believe in. How satisfying to know you’re making the kind of difference the world really needs now.

Is it too late to petition my mom for a new birthday, or do I just have to steal this one?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: If you wait until you are stirred to do a thing, it will be too late. To take advantage of a brief window of opportunity, you’ll have to move before you are ready and act before you are sure.”  Taurus

Granted it’s very difficult to navigate waves of change when you’ve lost your bearings.  But, there’s no time like the present to take some educated guesses how rippling-effects may game out.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: Accept your fixed traits, and learn to highlight them, or work around them as needed. Every personality trait has within it the potential to be a worst or best quality and will be both, depending on when you look.” Gemini

Not only do your overused strengths turn into weaknesses, but if you know your Myer-Briggs Temperament I can identify the best and worst type of organization for you to choose and at what stage of their growth or decline.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:Sometimes you doubt the malleability of identity. But when you think about how different you were 10 years ago, it’s clear that change is inevitable and never stops. Believe in your aspirations.” Cancer

And, consider how the ripple-effect of the Great Recession effected your employability. What have you learned since then?

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:You can’t become who you want to be by doing the same activities you were doing. You’ll change it up and be pleasantly surprised by what you learn about yourself.” Capricorn

Exactly my point to Mr. Howey.

“3”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): It’s all falling into place for you. The elements are settling before you, all within your reach. Later you’ll be able to jostle things around and make them fit a little better. For now, let it happen.” Pisces

Are they, or is it really just too early to tell?

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines grew from 2663 to 2839.




    • 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. 

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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