IT IS A VUCA VUCA WORLD
by Abraham Paul Vatakencherry
The world, in its entirety, was caught unawares when the virulent pandemic unleashed its devastating fury upon us, bringing the very essence of life to an abrupt and grinding standstill, more than a couple of years ago. Despite fervent hopes and eager aspirations for a swift return to normalcy, fate had other designs in store, cruelly denying us respite. An expansive panorama of exigent adjustments loomed large on the horizon, as the once unassuming and languorous lifestyles of the masses were summarily curtailed within the confines of their abodes, engendering a suffocating atmosphere of insecurity hitherto unimaginable, plunging countless souls into the abyss of despondency.
Yet, amid the pervasive gloom, a flicker of hope persisted, obstinately contending that life would soon reclaim its erstwhile rhythm and restore the semblance of normality. Tragically, such hopes were confounded as myriad labor-intensive establishments were compelled to implement personnel retrenchment, culminating in a cascade of layoffs and inexorable closures. The repercussions of this menacing malady rippled across society’s fabric, leaving multitudes in a state of bewilderment, grappling with uncertain futures and forsaken dreams.
As the weeks elapsed, it became resoundingly evident that this pernicious pandemic was no ephemeral intrusion, but rather an enduring specter set to haunt humanity for an indeterminate span. The urgent quest for a salutary vaccine ensued, though its arrival appeared enigmatically distant. Yet, stalwart giants in the pharmaceutical domain rose gallantly to confront the burgeoning crisis, marshaling unparalleled vigor and an unswerving commitment to vanquish this malevolent scourge.
While myriad industries faltered under the oppressive yoke of the pandemic, there emerged a select few that remained impervious, steadfastly resolute, and invigorated. Behemoth cloud computing corporations, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, burgeoned amidst the upheaval, heralding a paradigm shift from the tangible to the ethereal realm of virtual viewership. Virtual communication platforms, exemplified by Zoom, Cisco Webex, and Microsoft Teams, soared to the vanguard of the emergent digital landscape.
The edutainment sphere, witnessing a meteoric rise in demand, ushered a bountiful harvest for streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as they etched their names in the annals of profit-making prowess. The Indian subcontinent, with its formidable population, beckoned as a veritable Eldorado of lucrative prospects, beckoning Fortune 500 entities to seize the opportunity without batting an eyelid. Technological advancement assumed an imperious mantle, relegating antiquated philosophies to the vestiges of obsolescence, as modernity unfurled its resplendent banner of progress.
A dire imperative for coexistence and collaborative endeavors manifested as the guiding principle of the new epoch, conspicuously evident in the realms of edutainment and media. Social media, its potent influence and unifying power harnessed with dexterity, metamorphosed into an indomitable tool wielded by the masses. Video streaming, the contemporary zeitgeist, eclipsed antiquated modes of broadcast, heralding a nascent, yet burgeoning, industry of unparalleled proportions. The OTT platform, an ardent agent of progress during an otherwise somber and stagnant epoch for the movie industry, perpetuated its inexorable march toward greater prosperity.
A burgeoning number of prominent television and cable TV channels, dotting the length and breadth of the world, hewed a path to prosperity amid the burgeoning edutainment industry, suffusing the sector with newfound vitality and exuberance, spawning copious opportunities for fledgling contenders to demonstrate their mettle and stake their claim to acclaim. The virtual realm, akin to the opening of Pandora’s Box, unfurled a glimmer of hope amidst the pandemic-stricken desolation. The realm of virtual learning witnessed a palpable and conspicuous upsurge, a guiding light that pierced through the enveloping gloom like a beacon of hope in the night.
In the crucible of adversity, some organizations, tethered to antiquated practices, braved a seismic metamorphosis, a mandatory pivot toward digitalization, to navigate the perilous waters and remain buoyant in a dog-eat-dog world. As we wend our way through the inexorable march of time, the specter of the pandemic still looms malevolently, a potent reminder of its omnipotence, with new variants periodically materializing from the global abyss, dictating terms and instilling trepidation within the masses, who, with bated breath, yearn for tranquility and unburdened days.
Yet, amidst the relentless throes of this crisis, the indomitable human spirit prevails. A resolute resolve, fortified by the magnanimity of our collective endeavor, remains the harbinger of hope. It is in the crucible of adversity that we forge a path to renewal and chart the course toward brighter horizons, drawing strength from within as we aspire for a world emancipated from the clutches of this relentless pandemic, for the freedom to breathe easy once again.
About the Author :
Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry is a Global influencer , Mentor and Strategist.
Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry has a proven track record of driving results across all verticals. His expertise in negotiation, business planning, operations management, sales, and market research has enabled him to create innovative solutions that drive growth and profitability.
Throughout his career, Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry has demonstrated the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, partners, and colleagues, leveraging his exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to create mutually beneficial partnerships. With a deep understanding of global business trends and a passion for innovation, he has committed to staying ahead of the curve and developing strategies that drive results.
Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments and has always looked for new challenges to tackle. Whether he is working on a complex project or collaborating with a team to achieve a common goal, he approach every opportunity with energy, creativity, and a relentless commitment to excellence.
Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry concentrate on global strategic alliances and have demonstrated history of working with a wide range of domains, from aerospace to healthcare. With more than two decades of direct experience, he has served in management & on boards for a range of global companies and has advised multiple chambers of commerce and industries in India. He has published numerous articles, most notably, the Inaugural Special Monaco & Dubai Edition of “The Billionaire Chronicle” respectively.
Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry can be contacted at:
Also read Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakencherry’s earlier article