Hello everyone, happy new year! 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, I included. I consider myself lucky as everyone is in good health and work has been steady. However, as many readers might have observed, I haven’t been writing much.
There is the apparent part of going through the pandemic, a three-month hard lockdown, and no schools for seven months (I have three children). But beyond that, I made a conscious decision not to write during the year. There are two main reasons. On the one hand, I didn’t want to add to the noise. There were too much panic and too many people writing crazy theories. On the other hand, there was too much information flying around, most of it very subjective. I believe that during very unpredictable times, it’s wiser to remain silent.
That said, I have been working nonstop this past year. I wrote pieces for other people and international reports; I gave talks on Space Tech, AI, and Proptech; I’ve moderated panels, hosted virtual events, provided remote classes and mentoring. In between, I started writing a book (on tea, sorry!
) and doubled as a children’s teacher (and self-appointed home chef
Now that we’re getting used to zombi apocalypses
, and what else, I think it’s time to get back to writing my reports. The current one is a bird’s-eye view of what I’m tracking and keeping an eye on.