In 1987, the band REM came out with a song that has become a classic, and as a carefree student at the time I would merrily belt out the lyrics: “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.”

It is trite but true that with all major crises come great opportunities. The major opportunities so far have been in the global tech companies as the transition to online has become an everyday way of life in less than a year. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Etsy, Alibaba, Tencent and Airbnb have made their shareholders extremely happy and wealthy — on paper at least...

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