This blog was jointly authored with Ed Amoroso.
There’s something eerily familiar about the COVID-19 pandemic for us in the technology world. It’s not the striking similarity to the Hollywood “end-of-the-world” movies we have all seen. No, it’s more about the fear and uncertainty that accompanies an economic downturn—the feeling that “the party is over, and this time the economy may never recover.” Even if our own company is doing well, we see so many of our friends and customers struggling in travel, leisure, transportation, retail and other industries.
Of course, we all should know that “what goes up must come down,” and vice-versa. But when you are up the proverbial waterway without the requisite navigation aid, it’s easy to feel glum. And not for nothing, by the way—companies are cutting salaries…