Leaving the pandemic to one side (if that’s possible), uncertainty is of course a constant for any organisation. Take the energy sector. Because we cannot know how society will make the transition to net zero carbon emissions, network operators will need to rigorously model the attendant uncertainty over future demand growth. And in the critical area of competition policy, the unexpected resignation of CMA chief Andrew Tyrie has deepened uncertainty over the future direction of policy. Businesses have been left in an information void and customers in limbo. No wonder that Mervyn King, a former governor of the Bank of England, and his co-author John Kay argue in a recent book that we have entered an age of “radical uncertainty”.