What Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can teach us about the next stage of growth

Growth leads to a shift

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Naomi Waistell of Polar Capital
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Naomi Waistell of Polar Capital

In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka invented everlasting gobstoppers. The infinite candy, the same particles being sucked forever and yet never getting any smaller.

Since the industrial revolution, the dominant mindset has been on infinite growth via the consumption of the same resources which must deplete. There are no everlasting gobstoppers. We exist in both...

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