There is an old Chinese saying,
‘May you live in interesting times’
When someone said that to you, it was viewed as both a blessing and a curse.
A blessing, because interesting times meant change, volatility and uncertainty which invoke adaptation, transformation and a reaching beyond the existing status quo into new found heights.
A curse, because change and uncertainty disrupts the status quo, upsets ego-comforts, and challenges norms and routines.
Facing into the decade of 2020-2030, humanity finds itself amid interesting times of breakdown/breakthrough.
Back in 2010, as we entered the 2010-2020 decade I wrote articles and spoke at conferences about the decade ahead becoming one of volatility and uncertainty – a time when the old logic, the old way of doing things, would start to be seen by the mainstream as no longer adequate to deal with the challenges of the day.
As we leave the 2010-2020 decade