Drive past the Pentagon and there is no trace of the plane that crashed into its walls almost 19 years ago. But drive three minutes down the road, to Reagan National Airport, and the scars of September 11th are everywhere. Shoes off, jackets off, belts off, toothpaste out, hands up, and empty your water bottle.
“How are you holding up?”
Everyone wants a map. Just a simple guide to what’s going to happen next.
Unknowns exceed knowns even in the best of times.
Lots of things now seem obvious in hindsight. It’s so easy to kick yourself. Just remember that the problem with looking back at history is that you know how the story unfolds, and it’s impossible to un-remember what you know today when thinking about the past. The reason things seem obvious in hindsight is because the world changed in the last week. And you can’t blame your week-ago self for not knowing how it would change.
Decline is everywhere these days. It happened fast – stocks, confidence, travel, conferences, etc.
With everything going on related to coronavirus, we’re doing a few things that we wanted to share with our community.
In the 1930s an Ohio lawyer named Benjamin Roth kept a detailed diary about what he saw during the Great Depression.
It’s OK to not have an opinion on topics you don’t know anything about. And I don’t know anything about coronaviruses. But I have a few thoughts about how people think about risk.