Post pandemic, no return to normal and need for a new business, commercial, government and economic MO.

Written two years ago this article points to the new models that government, business and commerce must plan and implement to cope with the new reality.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term 'Black Swan' events. Taleb argued that because black swan events are impossible to predict due to their extreme rarity yet have catastrophic consequences, it is important for people to always assume a black swan event is a possibility, whatever it may be, and to plan accordingly. 

His more recent book 'Antifragile' is not an easy read. In fact it has taken me months as I dip in and out. 

Antifragility is a property of systems that increase in capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It is a concept developed by  Taleb and if acted on might well have helped the world cope  better with the coronavirus.

I hope that leaders in government, business, commerce, public services and in fact all of us in the general public think ahead rather than backwards and realise that we will not return to normal and therefore must reform all aspects of society, governance, business, global activity - you name it.

Covid-19 is a shock but shocks can be the catalyst to necessary change.