The authors describe the apocalyptic reality that meets us “just as we’re peering out of our caves and rubbing our bleary eyes at a world recovering from a two-year pandemic”. Raising prices, wage inflation, project delays, even more supply chain woes, you name it. This article
by McKinsey is slightly less gloomy but concurs that great uncertainty lies ahead.
My grandma survived WW2 and she often told me “the most important thing is that there is no more war”. And living through the nuclear drills of 1980s and the USSR collapse of 1990s gave me a different perspective on the apocalyptic spectrum. If we can avoid nuclear war, we will pull through, I’m quite certain about that.
The silver lining of the Clouds of Doom could be the real push for sustainability, the rise of smaller but not less cool projects, accelerated adoption of all the AI, low-code, etc. tech that we’ve been writing about. The key is to follow the scouts’ motto and “be prepared”. JP