This special report is for OODA network members only.

What is the value of an informed decision? At OODA Loop, we seek to surface decision intelligence that provides meaningful perspective for leaders and analysts looking to make the most informed decisions possible. This list below represent developments that fit the category of operating in a VUCA world, identifying and responding to Gray Rhino risks, or opportunities from advancements in emerging technology domains. These are issues we think our members should be tracking and map to collection requirements for our team to keep you as informed as possible.

Topics covered in this edition include:

  • Overall assessment: Global economy slowing faster than most anticipated
  • What great power competition means for your business
  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine and impact in Europe and Globally
  • Bleak economic prospects for China and impact on business environment
  • Networked Extremism and the Convergence of Crime, Insurgency, Corruption
  • Food Security as an increasing driver of geopolitics
  • The Demographic Time Bomb
  • New risks and opportunities in the age of converged technologies
  • Automation, new sensors and new communications
  • Uncertainties in computer chip supply chains
  • The need to optimize small data, reduce cost of training ML, and improve NLP
  • The coming metaverse and its potential to disrupt the Internet
  • Unstoppable Bitcoin
  • Cyber and Geopolitical Risks
  • The Rise of Ransomware
  • What businesses should do about continuous cyber risks
  • Using scenario planning to reduce risk, seek opportunities and inform business strategies
  • Updating your strategy for the US drought and food security
  • Reshoring Accelerating

Overall Assessment

The Global Economy Is Slowing Faster Than Anticipated

The global economy is slowing. We believe business and government decision makers should expect a full recession that will impact the market of most products and services. The recession is occurring at the same time as many other shocks which means most markets will be in long term transition.  

Shocks positive and negative are reviewed below. 

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