Scott Adams is more than the creator of one of the most popular syndicated cartoon strips ever. His time management and visualization platform WhenHub recently launched an initial coin offering and his book: Winning Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter, explains the strategies of persuasion that allowed Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election against all odds (see Winning Big League with Scott Adams,” page 42). For Adams it wasn’t a matter of hindsight, he was one of the first to predict Trump’s upset.
Robert Mueller III
When Robert Mueller III was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he was widely praised across the political spectrum as an unimpeachable professional prosecutor. As the investigation has gained steam, Mueller has ruffled feathers and supporters of the Administration have begun to target Mueller. That is a clear indication that he is making people nervous.
The soon-to-be central bank chief will now attempt to navigate the great unwinding of the Federal Reserve’s $4.6 trillion balance sheet. Trump’s nomination of Powell was hardly surprising given the other candidates. Powell offers Trump the chance to replace current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, yet carry on with the Fed’s interest rate normalization plans and unwinding schedule. The former partner at The Carlyle Group joined the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2012, and he’ll carry the central bank into the next decade.
As if London didn’t have enough problems, a man who praised the Venezuelan socialist revolution is getting very close to becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. But Corbyn is capitalizing on the collapsing support of current leader Theresa May. At a time that companies are reevaluating the stability of England in a post-Brexit world, Corbyn’s plans may include robot taxes, heavy taxes, and more. That should end well.