Most people are now reflecting, with hindsight, on the 2019 year that was. But the successful person is now looking at the forthcoming year of 2020 with foresight (pun intended). Indeed, it has been said that a wise person is one who foresees the future – and plans for it now.
When Australia was immersed in Folau-fever, I published on 1 August 2019 on social media that –
Weinberg prediction for Israel Folau ("Folau") v Rugby Australia ("RA") - RA says, that f%#! Folau has access to an endless stream of money and just wants to rub our faces in it, we had better settle but still try to keep our egos on check! Case Result - settled with non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreement within 6 months. You heard it here first! GET WEINBERG! 😉
The settlement was announced yesterday (4 December 2019), in which Folau “felt ‘vindicated’ ", was likely to have received a "significant amount of money" and in return RA now has “certainty” which “allows (it) to avoid incurring ongoing legal costs and the risks and distractions of a lengthy trial".
This was all after some 3 months culminating in “14 hours of formal negotiations and countless hours of informal talks spanning three days”.
Whilst my prediction was perfectly accurate, was there a risk that I would regret its publication if I was shown to be wrong? Yes, of course there was a risk. But, like a magician, I knew that I would be proven correct.
A situation is only confusing when you have no experience in it. The greater your relevant experience, the clearer you will see the likely outcome. A wise man also said that “there is nothing new under the sun”. And I say, one only needs to know not just where, but how, to look.