Perspective and context - 2020s through the lens of history

Frederic Guarino
Analyzing the present and futurecasting through history
Created 26 Sep 2020
  • China’s Great Leap against Big Tech
    28 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    The past year has been the theater of harsh decisions from China’s leadership against so-called BAT - Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent. Didi is the next domino to fall as it was “asked” to accelerate its delis...
  • Disinformation and climate denial are funded by the same forces: carbon fuel interests
    28 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    This Thursday House Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), head of the environment subcommittee, have called the CEOs from the major oil companies operating ...
  • Our climate shadow and the power of storytelling
    27 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    COP26 starts in Glasgow this Sunday and much will be made of our individual carbon footprints and how to accelerate its reduction. Oregon-based climate journalist Emma Pattee coined a useful concept t...
  • Europe before COP26: an energy mix looking for balance
    25 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    October 2021 marks a shift within the European Union, its institutions and political parties, around energy production and sovereignty. In the span of 2 weeks the following events contributed to reord...
  • l'Etat a un rôle à jouer dans le domaine industriel
    05 Oct 2021
    La transition énergétique vers le net zéro suppose un rôle fort des Etats. La politique industrielle appuyée par la puissance publique constitue un précédent notable, en particulier la France des anné...
  • Government has a role to play in the industrial sector
    30 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Energy transition to net zero needs strong government support and guidance. There are historical precedents for state-led industrial retooling, notably in France in the 1980s. I reached out to one of ...
  • #AUKUS is much more than a submarine deal
    19 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Beyond the obvious snub against France and the poor form in the termination of the submarine deal, the AUKUS is, according to the BBC a “historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, in what's seen as a...
  • 2 questions series - the first 10 interviews
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This spring I started a series of interviews to further a number of interactions and conversations. I reached out to 10 interviewees to cover geopolitics, worker-employee dynamics, democratic disrupti...
  • Connecting business, technology and peace
    11 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    For all the mildly negative reviews that pop up regarding Clubhouse, I can point to very positive shared experiences in the sustainability space where I’ve met some outstanding individuals. One of tho...
  • Xi’s Great Leap Backwards
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Xi Jinping is a survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and has spoken at length about his father’s banishment and his own tough dealings with its Red Book-carrying soldiers. This is not preventing him ...
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