About From Asteroids to Pandemics:
When I first came up with the idea to write this book one year ago, the world was going through its worst biological crisis in over 100 years. The second decade of this century was just getting started. Already a meteor had crisscrossed our atmosphere, wreaking havoc on the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on February 15th, 2013. It awakened the specter of our planet’s vulnerability, and the fear of been bombarded by an asteroid similar to that of the Tunguska asteroid, on June 30th, 1908.
In 2014, the winds of war began to blow as Russia overstepped its borders, annexing Crimea and taking over parts of Eastern Ukraine. Not a year has passed since I finished this book when on February 24th 2022, Vladimir Putin led the charge against Ukraine for full control of the strategic country.
This book is about, extreme spontaneous existntial riks. Be it a nuclear war, an asteroid crashing onto Earth or catastrophic anthropogenic disasters, we are living in unprecedented times. Is the first world war of the 21st Century about to unravel? Will humanity be once again witness to another anthropogenic cataclysmic event? We confront a pletora of unknown extreme existential risks. How can we face threats which have not existed, yet in a millisecond can turn our planet into a hellfire? This is what this book is all about. Finding the way to cope, and avoid breaking the trend of progress of our current civilization, for generations to come.
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With a trajectory of over 30 years in the financial markets, Jose Nessin Abbo started his career working as a freelancer for renowned publications such as the Intelligence and Financing Operations Unit of The Economist and América Economía. He is the author of countless articles related to the subject of capital markets and finance in general. He is the only Panamanian to achieve international distribution and publication of a book related to the topic of analysis of the securities markets and companies, appropriately entitled “Divisando Wall Street From South America”, published in the 2000. In 2008 he published his work, “The Big Gamble: Are You Investing or Speculating”, co-written with Jose D. Roncal.
Mr. Abbo has just published his third and latest book, “From Asteroids to Pandemics, living a world of spontaneous risks”. In 2012 he was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Savings Fund (Fondo de Ahorro de Panama), for a period of seven years , thus ending his term in November 2020. Subsequently, in January 2021 he was named for a second term as Director of the Fund.