The movie Everything Everywhere All At Once won basically all the Oscars. It was, to be sure a good movie, but I had to watch it three times.
I used to consider myself a quick study. Maybe I still am, relatively to the past. Which brings me to my actual point… everything is speeding up.
Things feel faster because they are. Information moves faster. Money moves faster. Things get built faster. Things get left behind faster. Economic cycles are happening faster. Boom to downturn back to boom faster.
Banks go down with a tweet. Or get saved over the weekend. Or both.
Given this, as an entrepreneur or investor I think it becomes even more important to get yourself outside the noise. To look in on hype cycles as well as the idea that it could all come crashing down at any second without getting too caught up in either.
Speaking to friends, there seems to be two definitive ways of looking at this. 1. Everything is happening so fast. I have no idea what’s going on. This is bad. 2. Everything is happening so fast. I have no ideas what’s going on. This is exciting. Player 1 has whiplash and a fear of being left behind and/or a fear of being brought into a future they don’t enjoy. Player 2 wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as “good” or “bad” – but they do comment on things in a positive way.