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Thinking through Second- and Third-Order Effects

Today's article of note discusses one stream of first- and second-order effects of the recent and tragic earthquake in Taiwan --

Event -- earthquake in Taiwan

First-order effect -- temporary closing of some Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) manufacturing plants

(Note: By some estimates, TSMC is responsible for ~90% of global high-end chip production)

Second-order effect -- delay in high-end chip manufacturing, shipping, and delivery

Third-order effect -- ????? (What might be the impacts for your firm?)

If you're not thinking about how international events affect (negatively AND positively) your organization, So Little Pains Consulting can help.

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