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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Vikram Mansharamani to MacroVoices. Erik and Vikram discuss:

  • What kind of recovery should we expect post-COVID19?
  • Increasing civil unrest – what could that mean for investors?
  • Will this “work from home” trend continue even after the crisis is over?
  • What are the least obvious implications of this crisis?
  • Impacts of the crisis on businesses and supply chains moving forward
  • US/China geopolitical relations
  • Perspective on the US dollar as the world reserve currency
  • Implications of a secular shift from deflation/stagflation to inflation

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Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He first gained widespread attention with the release of his first book, Boombustology, which provided a framework for spotting bubbles before they burst. Since then, he has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. His ideas and writings have also appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times and a long list of other publications. The 500 million member Linkedin network listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance and Global Economics for both 2015 and 2016 and Worth Magazine recently profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots. He also regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices on how to manage their allocations in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.

Vikram is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment. He has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.