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Goodbye 2022. Hello 2023

2022 Events Mid-November 2022, the World Population surpassed 8 Billion, according to the United Nations. Wow! What a statistic! 2022 has been a tumultuous year on so many levels: FINANCE & STOCK MARKETS The US Federal Reserve has continued its aggressive rate hikes throughout the latter part of 2022, with several 0.75% increases and a …

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Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs And The S-Curve

Throughout history, humans have realized that their capacity to operate in their current environment is generally limited. Individually, life was too difficult; in groups, life was bearable. Humans used ‘tools’ from early times, in order to improve their quality of life and the efficiency with which they carried out certain tasks. Tools that protected them, …

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Good-Bye 2021 – Hello 2022

Well, that’s 2021 done and dusted…. Out with the old! In with the new! Welcome ‘22. It has been truly epic on many levels. We’ve seen change, disruption, uncertainty, furloughs, subsidies galore in a number of countries, mass-vaccination programs and ongoing supply shocks. Inflation has also reared its ugly head in most countries as food …

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The Nixon Shock And The Closing Of The Gold Window

Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the USA. Nixon had the rather unsavoury task of announcing to the world that the US Dollar would no longer be backed by Gold. Taking effect the following day. Thus ended the Bretton-Woods Economic Era which had started in 1944. 27 years of existence. Obviously, the US DOLLAR did …

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Technology Trends in 2021 And The Convergence Tsunami

Every now and again, you get the feeling that society is on the verge of change. There is a series of emerging and maturing technologies that, when combined with each other (CONVERGENCE) are going to provoke a Tsunami of progress. Society is currently undergoing a massive digital and electric transformation. This will affect how we …

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Blockchain Is Impacting The World

It has been non-stop in the media since 2018, growing to a crescendo in 2020: Blockchain Cryptos Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin… Libra (Facebook) Central Bank Digital Currency Blockchain is a revolution-in-the-making. It is and will continue to create shock-waves throughout many industries. The DISRUPTOR  par excellence It is not the strongest of the species that …

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