The less we talk about 2016 the better.
It’s been a year, that we think in a decade or so from now, the world will look back on with feelings of intense guilt and shameful regret.
The world, according to CNN, Sky News and Zerohedge, seemed to have lost its collective marbles – while locally, every week felt a bit like an erotic dream in the warped mind of a war correspondent. You just could not have made this stuff up.
2017 – the morning after the night before
But 2016 is now over and having done the difficult task of reflecting on what was, it’s time to look forward towards the exciting potential opportunities that are presenting themselves to us in the brand new year ahead.
As you obviously know, it’s just not possible to predict the future – so we won’t be trying to attempt something as futile as that here, but what is possible is to identify certain trends that are happening on the horizon, which could well develop into interesting waves of opportunity for the agile, entrepreneurial, problem-solver.
But before we get into the cut-and-thrust of these specifics, it’s always useful to position our thinking in the broader context of where the country as a whole is most likely heading in 2017: