David Smith: Many Potential Outcomes from Coronavirus

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David Smith

The external environment is in rapid flux with a wide range of outcomes possible.  We are not in charge of the rate of external change. David has worked in that type of environment both globally and domestically.  Today we are very aware of the role of housing in society, health, and family stability. We are going to see that stable, quality housing is going to be a barometer of who has done well and recovered.  Financial and economic aspects are rapidly coming to the floor. Affordable housing is directly affected by government policy which differs around the world.

He considers the hierarchy of needs as they relate to circles of impact and horizons of change. Hear how he feels Maslow’s theory relates to the coronavirus, using the same priorities as Maslow. He talks about the phases of the coronavirus changes. Housing and housing finance is in phase 2. How can we make interim relief most effective?

He talks about the OODA loop: observe, orient, decide and act. Problems can get you down, but puzzles are to be solved. You can then decide how you can be impactful today.

When you are at home, you no longer have the same cycadia rhythms. Working from home requires marital co-space sharing. David provides many thoughts and tips on how to set up circadian rhythms at home.


About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.
www.trailblazersimpact.com; nan@nanmckayconnects.com

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