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This is episode 1083 of the Arete Coach Podcast with host Severin Sorensen with a special episode Surviving Economic Tsunamis: Scenario analysis, strategic planning, and risk mitigation.
In this episode, we explore a world in commotion. We cross walk through current international political economy trends, the global economy, US economy, the war in Ukraine, and a portent of stormy weather ahead. Some have described our period as pre-hurricane and we explore what if it were an economic Tsunami; How would one prepare? We review economic preparations by leading economists, CEOs, and the work of surviving and thriving in turbulent times by Sequoia Capital and Bain & Company.
Discussed are topics of inflation, Federal Reserve Bank policy, economic impacts of War, and inflation impacts on global nation-state instability. We explore the leadership and cultural themes needed now. The podcast is helpful for business owners, CEOs, key executives, executive coaches and executive peer groups.
Severin Sorensen is an economist, executive coach, and serial entrepreneur with a keen curiosity for business and economic trends. Severin is CEO of ePraxis LLC, a premier-level executive headhunting, talent selection, and executive coaching company. Severin is a highly sought Vistage Speaker with over 250+ presentations worldwide on hiring top talent, innovation, and economic trends. Severin was a Vistage Chair (2010-2018) of three Vistage Groups in Salt Lake City, UT, and during this period he was a repeat Mentor Chair and awarded the 2011 Vistage Rookie Chair of the Year Award. Prior to Chairing, Severin was a Vistage/TEC member in Washington DC (1999-2004) while he owned and operated a company he founded called Sparta Consulting Corporation (1994-2005), a management consulting, security systems integration, and remote video monitoring company; Severin sold this company in 2005 and it continues today as part of Interface Security Systems, the 7th largest security systems integrator in the US (2018). Severin was a former “Special Assistant to the President” at the White House where he had the high honor to work for President George H.W. Bush (POTUS 41) (1992-93). Severin earned a graduate degree (M.Phil.) in economics from King’s College, Cambridge, University, England, and two undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from the University of Utah. While an undergraduate, Severin was the Editor in Chief of the Utah Forum: A journal on international political economy. Severin is the author of Economic Misery and Crime Waves (2009), a book that chronicles the Great Depression (1929-42) and the situation leading up to the Great Recession (2007-2009). Today, Severin prepares a quarterly economic overview for business coaches and business owner/operators on the economy, identifying key behavioral economic trends that impact businesses and their opportunity frontiers.
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This episode was produced on April 10, 2022.
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