At the boarding school in India, I was looking forward to power outages.
The energy cuts for us kids have meant that we can light our candles and play with wax. I would light pencils, erasers or whatever we could find.
We could also avoid homework. Instead of doing our job, we just played in the dark.
Power outages occurred so often, we knew to walk in the dark to the dining room for dinner. And then we made our way back to our bedrooms without light.
We prepared for bed using a few lanterns that ran on kerosene.
In India then, electricity was as much a luxury as a necessity. I knew how to live with or without her.
That was then. Today, in India and around the world, electricity and energy in general is a necessity. Life stops when there is no energy.
In the United States, energy is the lifeblood of our economy. And right now, we are going through a historical transition to a new form of energy.
This new form of energy will disrupt at least three major parts of our economy. And I think it will make massive fortunes for those who invest in it.
New Energy: a Mega Trend
I introduce the fourth mega trend. This mega trend is a new energy.
New energy is energy that comes from natural sources.
Sources such as the sun, wind, waves or geothermal.
The other thing about new energy is that it is storable and portable.
Finally, the last thing about new energy is that it’s local, which means you get your energy from a site near you, like your home.
When you put it together, it means a revolution in the way we live, work and travel.
There is a company that is leading the new energy revolution … and it will be bigger than Amazon and Google together.
You see, this company has products that touch every aspect of new energy, from getting its energy from natural sources to storing it so that it can be generated locally and finally to converting it to portable, so that can be used for travel.
With these aspects combined, this company is going to disrupt three massive industries.
The essence of “disturbance”
These three industries are the utilities industry, the energy industry and the transport industry.
According to my estimate, the companies in the industries that this single company is destined to disrupt and possibly eliminate, have a market value of over 7 trillion dollars. This company has the potential to increase 10 times, or 1,000%, from its current value.
You might think that this kind of thinking is crazy and just hype.
However, I can tell you that few people believed in the early days that Amazon would dominate retail alone.
Or that Google would have almost a monopoly on text advertising.
Or that Netflix would be a global power in video streaming.
The reason why these companies managed to build these amazing, dominant businesses is because the technology they used could be applied to already large categories of business.
In other words, they simply took customers from companies that used old, outdated, outdated technologies and ways of doing business.
This is the essence of “disruption”, where the old way of doing things is replaced by new ways … in a fast time.
Like what Netflix, Amazon and Google did
Right now, the energy, utilities and transportation industries are about to go through what Netflix, Amazon and Google did to their various industries a few years ago.
The old one is about to be erased, and the new one is about to take its place.
This is a great opportunity to make massive profits if you are willing to buy into new companies.
Now, as you can imagine, I can’t give up stock.
However, I will say that investors will lose an incredible amount of money if they buy shares of old companies with old, outdated, outdated technology. Sooner or later, these companies will be eliminated and the stocks of these companies will reach zero.