Change and disruption are everywhere. New technology creates new industries and disrupts established ones. Geopolitical strife is rampant. Trust in our institutions and the leaders who guide them is low. You don't know from where your competitor will emerge.
It's an old joke: The past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense. Okay, it is also corny, but the role of the past in deciding the best course of action for the present and future is tricky.