Future-Dreams-After-Covid-Bob Davis Podcast 979

Future Dreams After Covid

Firstly it’s time to talk about our future dreams after Covid. We’ll do that in Future-Dreams-After-Covid-Bob Davis Podcast 979.

Live From The Driveway

Secondly I am podcasting live from my mom’s driveway in Virginia for the time being. Learn why by listening here.

Dark Time

Most importantly we’re living through a dark time. I don’t think anyone disagrees with that statement.

Brittle and Emotional

In addition the way we talk to each other is often brittle and emotional.

Collaboration and Rationality

On the other hand we’ll need to communicate in a more collaborative and rational style in the future.

Social Media Sucks

Certainly social media emphasizes stark differences.

Remember When Optimism Drove Us?

On the other hand after the Spanish Flu, optimism and enthusiasm drove the country.

Positive About The Future

Finally I’ve had a lot of support from friends and business contacts recently. As a result I feel more positive about the future.

Tech Stepped Up

Moreover technology really helped us during the Corona Pandemic.

How Has Work Evolved

In conclusion we need to ask how, where and when our work has evolved positively.

Networking and Working For A Nomad

For example remote work for my tribe of nomads. In addition small towns are seeing growth as people move from large population centers. Why? Because they can.

Tired Of Negativity

To sum up I am tired of down in the mouth, nasty, brittle and angry.

No More Fighting Over The Past

In short fighting over the past does nothing for me.

All About The Future

It’s all about the future now. I think we need new ways of communicating and thinking to create a future that works.

In contrast I don’t think the old ways of thinking and communicating serve anyone anymore.

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Future-Dreams-After-Covid-Bob Davis Podcast 979

 

 

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Republican Nightmare. With the suspension of Governor Scott Walker’s Presidential campaign comes an opportunity to critique Republican politics, specifically the leadership and Republican rank and file. Aside from the snark, the media has reported that the Wisconsin Governor lamented the absence of ‘Reagan Style Optimism’ in Republican politics so far in the 2016 cycle. Thing is, Republicans themselves aren’t optimistic. In fact Republicans these days are so pessimistic one wonders if they would recognize Ronald Reagan if he were resurrected, or even vote for him. It sure seems like most Republicans think the President is a secret muslim, hell bent on destroying the country, that China took all our jobs, that Jesus is coming back (as soon as the election is over) and all sorts of other rather negative ideas, even if you think they’re true. Can the Republicans win a national election with this kind of negative view of the present situation and the future? Can you win a national election with no real economic plan, save for tax cuts, no foreign policy plan, no real domestic plan and nothing but a list of debatable complaints? The solution appears to be Donald Trump, a reality TV star with a penchant for one liners, and the absence of something called ‘a plan’. As Trump’s popularity increases, preference for the so called Republican Brand decreases. And yet, because of GOP rule changes in 2012, if Donald Trump can translate poll numbers into wins in five states, he may have enough delegates to win the Republican nomination. Who will stop him? Jeb Bush? Chris Christie? Rand Paul? Mike Huckabee? Marco Rubio? Ted Cruz? Lindsay Graham? Which of these candidates can win five states? Or, even one? Scott Walker is suggesting the party unite around someone, anyone other than Trump. Who’s fault IS Trump anyway? Have the moderates — interested only in holding onto their power — screwed the pooch? The moderates are the ones who wanted the debates, and they’re responsible for the monolithically stupid rule changes in 2012, and the rules that allowed the debates to be stacked toward candidates who did well in hack polls. Because of this, you might be saying hello to Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump in the future. This is why 2016 may turn out to be a terrible sequel of 2008, and 2012 for the GOP. We are getting close to Halloween, after all. Sponsored by Autonomous Cad, and Pride of Homes