What could a Post-Covid-19 world look like? Here are 6 predictions

Asta Diabaté
5 min readJun 13, 2020
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I know, I know. I’m not the first person wondering what will the world look like after Covid-19.

The business of predicting the future is fraught with dangers. Plus, predictions rarely come true. Remember that the world was supposed to end in 2012?

There’s a whole article on Medium about how most post-pandemic predictions will turn out to be false. Nevertheless, I persist ;) in this endeavour. Here are my 6 Predictions.

In the startup world….

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1. Nope to growth at all costs

Move away growth at all cost. “Profits at all cost” is now in town. Don’t get me wrong, growth will still be important especially in these troubling times, but startups burning their cash as if there’s no tomorrow will no longer be tolerated. We’ve already seen it with We Work, even pre-crisis: the market wasn’t too keen on a company with a weird governance structure and that was losing money left and right. And now we’re seeing it with plenty of tech companies of all sizes and stages having to let people go. Airbnb comes to mind, having let go of 1,900



Asta Diabaté

Sharing my two cents about tech, biz & sometimes policy. Oxford & Sciences Po Paris Alumna