Ray Dalio believes the world is changing in big ways that haven’t happened before in our lifetimes but have many times in history, so he knew he needed to study past changes to understand what is happening now and help him to anticipate what is likely to happen. He shared what he learned in his book, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, and his hope is that this animation gives people an easy way to understand the key ideas from the book in a simple and entertaining way. In the first 18 minutes, you’ll get the gist of what drives the “Big Cycle” of rise and decline of nations through time and where we now are in that cycle. If you give him 20 minutes more to watch the whole thing, and he will show you how the big cycle worked across the last 500 years of history—and what the current world leading power, the United States, needs to do to remain strong.
Source:Principles by Ray Dalio