Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


In cloudy times for business and the economy, some signs of silver linings

From tech to tourism, and from real estate to retail, businesses of all descriptions are adapting to the reality of life in the coronavirus era and whatever follows. It is difficult for all and frightening for many.

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Following the flight of the ‘black swan’: Entrepreneurs in the coronavirus era

​Sequoia Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm with a 50-year track record of overall success, issued a March 5 memo headlined: “Coronavirus is the Black Swan of 2020,” meaning the spread of the virus is an unexpected disruption with widespread financial effects.

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For business dealing with coronavirus effects, it’s mostly new territory

A few weeks or even days ago, the type of virus that worried businesses most was of the digital strain. Ah, for a return to the good old days of cyberthreats versus those of the viral variety.

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Health care quality measures can be part of growing the economy

With the Democratic presidential parade heading to the swing state of Wisconsin, one issue likely to draw attention from candidates and voters alike is health care: How good is it, what does it cost, and how many people can readily get it?

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Can Wisconsin help combat coronavirus? Perhaps, in time

The scenario was eerily similar: A human respiratory disease of zoonotic origin, meaning it could be traced to animals, broke out in southern China and spread to 17 countries, eventually killing nearly 800 people.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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