Diffusing the Problem

by | Apr 23, 2021 | Archives

We can become rich if we stay tuned to the times.

We can become fabulously rich if we are tuned (but not too far) ahead of the times.

Once we are tuned in, then we need to know where we are on the diffusion curve.

Crypto currencies.  Will they make it or not?   Tesla shares, are they overvalued?  Wework, will its merge with a SCAP work?

I could ask questions like this on and on.

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Image from WeWork website.  Will it really work?  For how long?

There have always been reasons why we should not trust governments. Hierarchies are necessary and we need administrators to lead them.  When these hierarchies are large, we even need the administrators to make decisions so they become leaders for the greater good.

Regrettably, human nature being what it is, over time, leaders make decisions for their good and not worry too much about the greater part.  This causes the power of the hierarchies to wane as the majority lose faith not only in the leaders but the system.

This fact has always led thinking people to be wary of giving leaders too much power.

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Tourists visit the Baoshan second reservoir amid low water levels during an island-wide drought, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on March 6, 2021.

A recent BBC article “Why the world should pay attention to Taiwan’s drought” shows why we should trust government decisions even less now!

The article says: Taiwan is supposed to be one of the rainiest places in the world – its climate is subtropical in the northern and central regions, and tropical in the south. Typhoons are common in summer and autumn, and it also gets monsoons. It rains so often here that umbrellas are placed at subway stations and businesses for anyone to borrow.

But something unusual happened last year – no typhoon hit the island. And there has been little rain in the past year.

That has plunged Taiwan into its worst drought in 56 years. Many of its reservoirs are at less than 20% capacity, with water levels at some falling below 10%.

At the Baoshan No. 2 Reservoir in Hsinchu County, one of the primary water sources for Taiwan’s $100bn semiconductor industry, the water level is at the lowest it’s ever been – only 7% full.

If this and other reservoirs in Taiwan dry up, it could be detrimental for the global electronics sector, because so many of the products people use are powered by semiconductors – computer chips – made by Taiwanese companies.

Around 90% of the most advanced microchips are manufactured in Taiwan.

They’re key to objects ranging from ventilators to smartphones, and the pandemic has left demand high and supply tight. The US is now worried about over-reliance on chips made overseas, including in Taiwan.

Experts say Taiwan should have seen the warning signs.

“Taiwan has been suffering from a significant decrease in the number of rainy days each year since the 1960s,” says Hsu Huang-hsiung, a climate change expert at government-funded think tank Academia Sinica.

In parts of the island, the number of rainy days each year has fallen by about 50 but the government has not acted.

The last message at this site, “What Happens Now”  included this quote from historian Yuvaal Harari’s book, “Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow”:  “Because technology is now moving so fast, and parliaments and dictators alike are overwhelmed by data they cannot process quickly enough, present-day politicians are thinking on a far smaller scale than their predecessors a century ago. Consequently, in the early twenty-first century politics is bereft of grand visions. Government has become mere administration. It manages the country, but it no longer leads it.”

The Taiwan government has tried to manipulate nature by carrying out cloud seeding numerous times, while officials from the Irrigation Agency held a rain worshipping ceremony in early March at which they prayed for help from Mazu, a sea goddess in Taoist and Buddhist traditions.

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The prayer to Mazu may not be enough and the impact of this drought will have an enormous effect on the global economy.

A shortage of micro-chips can disrupt the supply chain of many many industries all over the world.

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article “Intel CEO Sees Prolonged Chip-Supply Constraints” (2)  implies that there is no quick fix either.

The article says: This is a pivotal year for Intel,’ CEO says after first-quarter earnings retreat.  Intel Corp.’s INTC -5.53% new chief executive said a global chip-supply shortage could stretch two more years as the U.S. semiconductor giant posted weaker quarterly earnings.

Pat Gelsinger said the supply constraints that have affected some sectors of the global economy for months will continue until more capacity comes online to meet chip demand for everything from automobiles to electronics.

“This will take a while until people can put more capacity in the ground,” he said in an interview. “It’s just the way it is when you’re building new factories.”

The erosion of the post WWII order will create disaster for many, but can also help us have prosperity when we correctly see how events will go.

One way to deal with monumental change is to know where our beliefs are on the diffusion curve.

When any new disruptive technology takes effect, there tend to be groups on the diffusion curve.  These groups are the Innovators – Early Adaptors (These are the opinion leaders in the community that will cause the trend to spread) – Early Majority – Late Majority (the largest group) – The Deliberate – Skeptical Mass – and the Laggards.

For example, Innovators have been using Bitcoin, but as Early Adaptors, such as Tesla and other large concerns, begin accepting them as payment, it’s more likely that the biggest group of users, the Early Majority, will jump in.

If you are not comfortable as an Innovator, wait and watch for the Early Adaptors.  You’ll miss that first big jump up (such as we have seen with Bitcoin),, but also have less tension and risk.

Ask (and answer) yourself, “Where am I most comfortable in the diffusion process?”

There is potential and a risk reward balance in every part of the curve. What counts is making sure you are in tune with the diffusion position of any idea that appeals to you.

For example even laggards can find exciting niche opportunities. In fact sometimes laggards find themselves turned into innovators… such as the low tech Amish Lehman’s Catalog business.

Plato summed it up nicely about 2,500 years ago… investor… “Know thyself.” 

Expect disruptive technology to change the world.  Look for it.  Decide where the change is on the diffusion curve and match that up with where you are on the curve.

This simple thought process can help you embrace and profit from change rather than fear the inevitable.

Gary

CHAOS CREATES MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Cash in on the new normal.

If the pandemic taught us anything it’s that the so called “experts” really don’t have a clue how to solve this problem. We cannot rely on their information. Instead, we need to plan for and prepare for our own “new normal” if we want to survive.

The pandemic has not been the real problem.

The global response to this viral outbreak is just a symptom of a world that’s sliding into a devastation and disorder.  The worst turmoil is still to come because of economic, social and demographic tensions that have been building for 70 years.

With mounting government debt, globally, the current economic system that has run the global economy for decades, is in decline and disorder.

The current social economic archetype has already killed millions and destroyed the finances and lives of far more.   Worldwide, unemployment is at an all-time high.  Many businesses have been destroyed.

Governments are trying to solve the problem by throwing money on the fire and are they are being crushed in debt in the process.

Yet, the problem is just a beginning, because al that holding the system together is low interest rates and a lack of belief in inflation.

Yet inflation is here and with it will come higher interest rates that can crush stock markets and ruin the ability of governments everywhere to pay their debts.

To survive the coming economic downturns, you’ll need to learn the importance of adjusting how you live, work, invest and take care of yourself for the next ten to fifteen years!
You can’t rely on governments to bail you out.

Adapt!

That’s exactly what Merri and I have been doing for the last 50 years.

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We have learned the power of being able to adapt to constantly changing markets all over the world and created a not-so small fortune while doing so.  That’s why we’re uniquely qualified to teach you how to not just survive but to PROSPER during the challenging times ahead. Chaos always creates many opportunities for those who know how to spot them and take advantage of them. A good example has been the mass exodus from urban areas to more rural areas.

Since many are working from home, they can live anywhere. There is a shortage of good housing in rural areas now. Merri and I are buying then rehabbing houses to full the gap.  We saw this opportunity coming and jumped in early.

We let readers know of the risks of a pandemic, back in 2016.

Many are already enjoying a safer more secure and financially stable lifestyle already despite the lockdowns and crumbling economy.

Instead of waiting for things to get better, start preparing for things to get worse, much worse.

You also need to learn how to spot opportunities which are all around you. As the economy changes, the opportunities will change too.

That’s why Merri and I keep a constant pulse on opportunities worldwide and report our findings to a special club of unique individuals that we started over 30 years ago. For decades, this club has been called the International Club, but this year we renamed it the Pruppie Club.

What is a Pruppie?

Pruppieism, the new economic and social realism.  Pruppies, like Yuppies, expect everything to expand. They take advantage of every new benefit and technology they can. Pruppies enjoy using the fruits of our ancestor’s deliberations and labors to earn in this advanced technological world.

Pruppies, also, like Preppers, engage in activity that they love that will sustain them when society and the incredibly intricate weave of our global economy and society let us down.

We need to be both, Yuppies and Preppers, Pruppies!

Take profit from the incredible new technology that gives us super powers to earn and grow wealth. Be safe and secure, when social economic tidal waves like plagues, stagflation fascism and communism overwhelm the world.

Pruppies are prepared in case everything, everywhere, or at least everything relating to their income and savings fails and the fabric that surrounds their lives disintegrates into an unknown veil.

Yet a Pruppie’s preparation is not a sacrifice, but a joy as you will see.

Learn how you can become a Pruppie.

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I’m no farmer but grow citrus so I’ll always have food to swap. Let me show you how to lock in your food supply.

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I’m no builder nor carpenter, but was partly responsible for creating these condos on Ecuador’s coast (above) and in Ecuador’s Andes (below), a decade before this expat community boomedFind out the trick for spotting trends like this early.

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I have no hatchery but learned how to raise trout like this, for fun, profit and a guaranteed protein supply.  Learn how to turn passions into protein.

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GET READY!

Enormous, economic, social, political and productivity change was already in the process.  The pandemic however has accelerated and accentuated the process. You still have time to join the few who are left standing from the 2020 disaster.

You still have time to become one who will prosper during the 2020 decade. You can be one of a small elite group who will be able to help restore a healthy world order. The world will be very different from what we have known for the past seventy years, but when looked at in a framework of longer history… it’s the same old tale.

The last couple of millennia are filled with stories of empires rising and falling.  There are basic conditions in each of these tales.

  • First the idea of debt loses its real meaning and rising to levels that are unsustainable.
  • Interest rates charged for debt fall to extremely low levels so the idea of investing for a known amount stops making sense.
  • Central monetary authorities replace innovation and increased productivity as activators of the economy.
  • Disparity of wealth widens dramatically and the spread increases.
  • There is so much divisiveness in politics within countries that social and political conflicts spiral.

We’re seeing these changes rapidly happening now!

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I learned how to turn land into income producing property cheap and cashed in on the glamping craze a decade before the word was invented.  I want to share this trick with you.

Social and economic deterioration restricts safety, lifestyle, well-being and peace of mind. Social and economic shifts of this nature reduce the purchasing power of income.

Inflation, for example puts pensions and savings at risk. 

Growing deception allows manipulation of medical care, finances, the value of homes, how cars are bought, the price of gas, the education and raising of children, the food we buy and eat, the shows watched and the ways we work and play.

A very large and growing part of the public throughout the Western world no longer believes in the integrity of local or national government, law enforcement, health care, banking, pensions, legal systems, educational processes, media or church, just to name a few.

However, mistrust of anything authorities say has become so deeply rooted that even health assurances as serious as the pandemic have not been believed.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.  Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring.

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  These profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios. Join the Pruppie Club so you can wake up every day knowing that you are prepared and in charge of your destiny.

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I’m no doctor but have learned how to avoid and survive the excessively expensive western health system and its hidden agendas.  See a simple $19.95 trick  used when the COVID-`19 symptoms appeared.

JOIN the PRUPPIE CLUB HERE.  $249  and $99 a year automatic renewal, but you can cancel at any time.

(1) www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56798308.amp

(2) www.wsj.com/articles/intel-earnings-first-quarter-2021-11619043954?mod=article_inline