The Uncertainty Mindset 2019-2020

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#25: A succession of new normals

vaughn2nd January 2021 at 3:23pm

This issue is about living in a time when the future is uncertain and getting ready not for a return to stable normality but instead to a succession of new normals. The context for this was coronavirus and how the evolving situation and emergent learnings repeatedly disrupted both individual and national routines and the hopes of a rapid return to a settled and predictable situation. An appropriate strategy is to have a long-term view of the future that assumes it will be uncertain—in other words, to have the uncertainty mindset.

There is also an appreciation of the Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin books by Rex Stout—which are appealing in these troubled times precisely because they offer a comforting sense of pleasant and unchanging certainty.

You can find it here: #25: A succession of new normals