Chapter 1 The Soaring and the Falling in 2020: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed the Business World
What is a Pandemic? What Happens Economically in One?
What Can be Learned from Pandemics? And Do We Learn?
Economic Lessons from the 'Spanish Flu'
Is It Normal or Is There a New Normal?
What Does the New Normal Bring?
How Has COVID 19 Changed Our Economic World?
So Whose Stock Rose and Whose Fell Globally?
How Have the Large Caps Fared? The Stocks in Indices?
The Big Gainers
The Falling Stocks of 2020
How Did the Unlisted Entities Fare in 2020?
What are the Major Trends That VCs are Seeing?
Pivoting in Times of Need
List of Tables
Table 1 : The Big 5 Tech Giants, 2020
Table 2 : Five Stocks That Grew Over 500%, 2020
Table 3 : Large Cap Rally in India, 2020
Table 4 : Top Unicorns, by Country
Table 5 : Unicorn IPOs, 2020
Table 6 : Unicorns Added in July and August 2020
List of Figures
Figure 1 : Pandemics Over the Last Two Millennia
Figure 2 : Fatalities in Pandemics
Figure 3 : The New Normal
Figure 4 : The Lost Jobs of the Pandemic, 2020
Figure 5 : Crude Prices Per Barrel, 2019-2020
Figure 6 : Winners and App Categories of the 'Self-Reliance' Challenge in India
Figure 7 : The Five Phases of Pandemic Recovery
Figure 8 : Stock Market Performance in 30 Economies One Month Before the Emergency Response Phase
Figure 9 : Stock Market Performance in 30 Economies at the Start of the Emergency Response Phase
Figure 10 : Third Wave Latin American Economies During COVID-19
Figure 11 : Third Wave Asian Economies During COVID-19
Figure 12 : Third Wave African Economies During COVID-19
Figure 13 : Growth in Retail Accounts at Robinhood, an Online Trading Platform, 2018-2020
Figure 14 : Ruchi Soya Stock Trajectory, 2020
Figure 15 : Overall Stock Market Winners in Net Market Cap Gain, 2020
Figure 16 : The DJIA, 2020
Figure 17 : The S&P 500, 2020
Figure 18 : The NASDAQ 100, 2020
Figure 19 : Overstock's Rally, 2020
Figure 20 : Largest Market Cap Losses, 2020
Figure 21 : The Chinese Rally Unwinds, 2020
Figure 22 : Investments into RIL for its Jio Platform
Figure 23 : What is the Jio Platform Ecosystem?
Figure 24 : Year-on-Year Comparison of Unicorn Club's Growth, 2015-June 2020
Figure 25 : Unicorn Exits Over the Years, 2015-June 2020
Figure 26 : Softbank's bets
Figure 27 : What Are the Emerging Technologies That Investors Are Looking at?
Figure 28 : Who Is Investing in the Soon-to-Be Unicorns in India?
Figure 29 : How Long Are Tech Startups Across Various Industries Expecting to Take to Recover in India?
Figure 30 : Who Are the Most Innovative Companies Across the World?