In his science fiction masterpiece, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells wrote: “[i]t is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.” Essentially, the line is a less pithy (and, arguably, more nuanced) version of Nietzsche’s “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” And, like all true aphorisms, the poignance of Wells’ observation from the late nineteenth century transcends Time itself. Inarguably, the turmoil engendered by the Virus and the subsequent economic shut-down has given us a world that is replete with “change, danger and trouble”. And, for those select, informed few whose “intellectual versatility” has strengthened amidst the din, a wide portal to economic opportunity has opened.
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