Among the many reasons I’m interested in the adaptive capacity of entrepreneurship is simply the interconnectedness and capacity for change in global events. Sure, it’s always been that way. But this is amplified by an era of globalized economies, immigration, and militant foreign policies.
This chart could be looked at a variety of ways. You could modify it to emphasize that these are globally interactive phenomena, and not merely local. You could add a circle between crime and war to show the tendencies toward statism and totalitarianism. You could add one between drought and starvation to show disease, and one between war and starvation to show atrocity and displacement.
However one looks at it, being able to adapt – developing the capacity to adapt – seems to me an essential undertaking in a future typified by these problems. It’s speculation, but it’s useful anyway.