How We’re Managing the Crisis

We are certainly cursed to live in interesting times. While individuals, families, communities, and governments struggle to adjust to the realities of COVID-19, the corporate world is also facing a reckoning.

Seeing the business reaction to COVID-19 reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, uttered by James R. Schlesinger, first US Secretary of Energy, in 1977: “We have only two modes — complacency and panic.”

Unfortunately, I keep finding uses for this quote, which originally applied to the state of America’s national energy policy. In The New Invisible