Life is very different in this new world of connected risks. In the past, there might have been a few hundred plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit. But now, where could one possibly go to buy insurance coverage against a lawsuit alleging your responsibility for damaging the climate of earth’s entire population?
The very skill sets one acquired are no longer sufficient. Standard technological and political skills are now merely a part of what is needed. Today one also needs to be a brand manager (of a commodity which many of your customers do not even realize they are buying); an emissions trader; a venture capitalist.