Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA, is an innovation expert, the award-winning author of Exploiting Chaos and the go-to guy for all things current and inventive. His suggestion for dealing with such troubling times is as unconventionally ingenious as he is.
In Exploiting Chaos, Gutsche describes something called a gambling fund. The idea is an actual tactic used by BBC involving small amounts of money put aside to "gamble" on wacky ideas. According to the Globe and Mail, a gambling fund, when used alongside a cash cushion, will allow you to "deal with an immediate crisis, absorb the loss of a key customer or a big mistake and also gamble a few bucks to test some wild ideas – one of which actually might work."