Reinventing textbooks, high school education, newspapers, the communication ecology of formal organizations and health doesn't seem like such a big deal when you consider the last 100+ days. Black Swans appear and disappear in real time. Not in corporate time.
Yesterday, the auto executives + unions + the EPA + DOT + environmental groups + the Governor of California + 10 CEOs of international Auto joined the U.S. President to set national fuel economy and tail pipe emissions in the States.
In the last 100+ days, we saw Members of the Boards of GM, AIG fired by their largest debt holders. Going forward it looks like the UAW will have a representative on the Board of GM. And Chrysler joins with FIAT.
The financial meltdown came and went in about 8 months. No doubt there is still lots to do and challenges ahead, but the blablablablabla is over. see Martin Wolf at the FT.
The US Congress is passing a credit card legislation, plus lots of other important stuff.
The US President had serious conversations with many of the most important global leaders.
The Bush/Cheney defined Republican Party has imploded and the President called for a civil discussion about abortion at a major Catholic founded University in the States.
And that doesn't even start to describe what's happening in the BRIC countries or Australasia.