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December 29th, 2008

2008

The year 2008 will obviously go down as one of the most eventful years in recent history.  It was the year that Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.  It was the year that the Internet replaced print and TV as the driving force in a presidential election. It was the beginning of […]

 

 

December 23rd, 2008

China Faces a Rough Road Ahead

China is nothing less than a historical phenomenon. In just 30 years the country has moved from being a closed, communist country with a rural economy to one of the most economically powerful countries of the world.  It is the first country in history to move from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age to […]

 

 

December 18th, 2008

Night and Day

This is not a column about Cole Porter, the great Broadway composer who wrote the wonderful song “Night and Day”.  This column is about climate change and the urgent need for humanity to dramatically alter its’ energy equation. At a recent global climate change summit in Poland, John Kerry, the ranking U.S. representative told the […]

 

 

December 9th, 2008

The Financial Golden Age of Sports 1996 – 2008

We are coming to an end of the greatest financial age of sports in history.  The twelve years between 1996 and 2008 were years when the money around sports exploded beyond any precedent era.  This also means that, going forward, the economics around sports in general will decline, at least for the next 5-8 years […]

 

 

December 1st, 2008

America’s Automotive Future Goes Beyond the Big Three

The discussion about bailing out the Big Three has been couched in terms that imply that the Big Three represent the complete future of the automotive business in the U.S.  As I have suggested, if they are to be bailed out they should be given money based upon measurable metrics.  I have also suggested that […]

 

 

November 25th, 2008

America’s Automotive Future is Not the Internal Combustion Engine

In the last column here, I suggested that any bailout of the Big Three include alternative energy metrics against which the three companies compete for better loan repayment terms.  In the week since that column was published there has been much discussion about whether America can afford to allow its’ auto industry to go down […]

 

 

November 18th, 2008

Looking to the Future of the Big Three

There has been much discussion in Washington and in the media about what to do with the Big Three.  One school of thought is that the country cannot afford for GM, Ford and Chrysler to fail and fall into bankruptcy so they must be bailed out  The other line of thinking is to let them […]

 

 

November 12th, 2008

President Elect Obama and the Transition to the Shift Age

We are now in the transition from the Information Age to the Shift Age.  In recent columns I have positioned the recent financial melt down and global economic collapse as the beginning of a painful transitional restructuring between ages.  Just as the 1970s with all its stagflation and unprecedented turmoil was the transitional period between […]

 

 

November 6th, 2008

President Elect Barack Obama Wins with 53% of the Vote

Barack Obama is now the President Elect of the United States.  For all the reasons that have been mentioned across all the TV channels and in all the newspapers around the world, that is an incredible statement. I am thrilled by this historic and transformational event.  It is nothing less than that.  I have much […]

 

 

October 30th, 2008

A Shift In Consciousness Has Occurred

A global shift in consciousness has occurred during October.  Trust and confidence have given way to fear and uncertainty. Plans and expectations have been completely altered or dashed altogether.  Governments, entire industries, equity markets and the majority of the adult populations in the developed countries of the world are staring into a financial abyss that […]

 

 

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