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Everything you once knew about business and life planning is obsolete

In February 2002, then US Secretary of State for Defence told a Defence Department briefing: “There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. In other words, there are things that we now know we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we do not know”. His sentiments will resonate with individuals and business owners as they attempt to plan for their post-pandemic futures, mid-2020, or possibly beyond.

Known Unknowns

In May 2020, Simon Sinek, described  as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” in an interview said: “One of the things an infinite mindset provides is a calm confidence. Those of us who embrace an infinite mindset can actually come out of hard times better off than when we entered. What an infinite mindset provides, is it helps you see what we’re going through now not as the end, but rather just part of the journey, it’s hard, it’s difficult, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re in darkness, but we know this comes to an end, we also know that life will not be the same afterwards, this is like WWII. It’s like life the way before WWII is not what life was like  after WWII. The way that life was before this pandemic will not be what its going to be when we talked about going back to normal. There is no going back to normal! As a friend of mine calls it the other day, which I quite like, we’re going back to abnormal! It will be different!”.

At the heart of GRIB we have a culture of adaptability and we are always innovating. We don’t really know how the world is going to be different, but right now we are ready to walk hand-in-hand with you as your trusted advisor and partner. GRIB has efficiently adapted its systems to enable our teams to collaborate effectively internally and engage with our customers digitally. We are also hard at work building new systems and channels to provide you with a world-class experience and put the latest fintech at your fingertips.  

Known Knowns

What is important to remember, is this is not without precedence, humanity has gone through things before that have shaken the business world. We too, will adapt and survive.

Unknown Unknowns

Who knows?

* This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or financial advice. 

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