Naturally, we seek a tranquil and stable environment for entrepreneurship and investment. The market watches crises closely to determine the right time to act, buy, or sell.
However, the world has changed rapidly and will continue to change, altering the logic of many factors in this non-existent environment of tranquility that lies ahead.
In the last 100 years, we have experienced turbulence and triumphs, from devastating economic depressions to the technology boom, not to mention the growing concern for the environment.
The path we are charting is complex and constantly evolving
Throughout economic history, we have learned significant lessons. The Great Depression in the 1920s and 30s shook the U.S. GDP by over 15%. The oil shock in the 1970s led to a rise in unemployment. The dot-com bubble in the early 2000s caused the NASDAQ to plummet by 78%. The global financial crisis in 2008 resulted in a 1.7% contraction of the global GDP.
But in the last 10 years, we have been directed onto a new course. Emerging geopolitical conflicts, such as those between Ukraine and Russia, and between Israel and Hamas, have disrupted known economic patterns. To spice up this situation, there are the growing climate crises, substantially altering our planet and way of life, with the potential to cause $1 trillion in agricultural losses due to extreme weather events.
Add to this mix the digital era, and you’ll witness a technological revolution that has gained impressive momentum, transforming the economy and leading financial markets into instability.
Everything will change with artificial intelligence, every company, and every job
And if there were still doubts, the COVID-19 pandemic, which contracted the global GDP by about 4% in 2020, came to confirm this trend.
It’s not over 😓, blockchain and the crypto world are coming in strong, and digital currencies like DREX from our Brazil.
Thus, as entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders, our challenge is clear as day: we have to learn to dance to this accelerated rhythm of changes.
Today, more than ever, we need to learn, adapt, and evolve, not just to survive but to thrive in this new era of uncertainties. It is very possible, but it requires a deep understanding and discernment.