As some of you might remember, I recently sent the finished 1st draft of my book about the P&C insurance industry and technology to my editor at Wells Media for his review and guidance about the content. When I get his comments back about the content to slim down, delete, move, and add I will begin my 2nd draft.
In the interim, I have thought about a potential second book. This one would focus on the future of the (P&C) insurance industry and technology. All I have are random fragments currently.
However, I have drafted an introduction:
To think, research, and write about the insurance industry is really to think, research, and write about human society. For the insurance industry plays two critical roles: the industry is a part of society while simultaneously standing apart from society. As part of society, the insurance industry is as impacted by the forces and trends that buffer society as any other industry; being apart from society is achieved by continuing deciding which existing and emerging risks, whether integral to the behaviors of society or to nature’s known and potential impact on components of society, to offer coverage in a manner that enables regulatory compliance while also generating profitability.
At issue then when considering the future of the insurance industry is the requirement, if not the mandate, to consider the extremely long previous and projected arc of both human society coincidentally with the self-same extremely long previous and projected arc of the insurance industry. I believe it is impossible to consider any future of the insurance industry without also considering the future of human society in the same timeframe. Neither stands alone: human society and the insurance industry are intertwined with unbreakable bonds.