Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Sandcastle Contest and The Hurricane

My buddy JH and I were having a beer in the pool a couple of weeks ago and were having one of our "big picture" conversations. We both agreed that there is something "big" brewing out there, and all of this political bantering, chatter, and cat-fighting is so unproductive. After a couple beers and some good brainstorming, we conceived this analogy:

Right now we have the Republicans and Democrats standing on the beach arguing over who has built the best and prettiest sandcastle. Meanwhile, there is a huge hurricane approaching the shore, and neither is aware of that fact. Both will be consumed and devastated by the storm's destruction.

Some recommended weather forecasts:
"The Black Swan" by Nassem Taleb
"Age Of The Unthinkable" by Joshua Cooper Ramo

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