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May you live in interesting times, goes the blessing/curse. And one thing I think we can all agree on, for better or worse, is that dull days are few and far between in 2011.

Just another typical, ho-hum week: The long-term sovereign debt of the United States gets its first-ever downgrade. The stock market goes on a stomach-churning roller-coaster ride. Massive riots break out (and break in) in London. “Double dip” starts being read on a lot of lips. And oh, just in case the tussle for Transatlantic wasn’t tumultuous enough with two suitors, Warren Buffett throws his (plain and unpretentious) hat in the ring.


With all this agitation and uncertainty, and with reports of global chaos overflowing in our RSS feeds, it’s easy to conclude that we live (duh!) in a riskier world. 

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