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May 13th, 2009

There is Good News for the Long Term with the Great Recession

The Great Recession of 2008-2010 in having a profound effect on the way we all live.  Yes, there is much hardship, there is much pain, there is much loss, there is a sense of damage we all feel.  That said, there are changes in the wind that point to profound long term benefits when we […]

 

 

May 6th, 2009

The Never Ending Breakthrough in Storage

Last week G.E. announced an incredible breakthrough in storage technology.  This breakthrough allows the equivalent of 100 DVDs of content to be put on one disc.  This is another dramatic step in the on-going revolution of storage of the last decade. As long time readers of this blog know I have consistently written about this […]

 

 

April 27th, 2009

Cuba

It is about time!   The first steps that President Obama took recently to open up the U.S. policy towards Cuba are long overdue.  It has been clear to me for the past 15 years that the Federal Government’s policy on Cuba, instituted 50 years ago is a worn out relic of the Cold War era. […]

 

 

April 15th, 2009

Driving Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

In the last column I wrote about the National Hydrogen Association annual conference and that it was both informative and generated unprecedented attendance from the public.  One of the most exciting aspects of the conference was the opportunity to drive hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a first for me.  I drove three vehicles, and the experience […]

 

 

April 9th, 2009

Hydrogen, the Fuel of the Future, Starts to Show up in the Present

Hydrogen has long been looked at as the ‘fuel of the future’.  The general impression is that it will be a marketplace fuel in the future but not for a decade or more.  Well, surprise, hydrogen is coming into the fuel marketplace today, albeit slowly. Last week I attended the National Hydrogen Association annual convention […]

 

 

April 2nd, 2009

While the Automotive Dinosaurs of the 20th Century have Two Feet in the Tar Pit…..

The automotive industry of the 21st century is making promises and delivering on them.  As I wrote in a column four months ago, if the federal government is thinking about spending tens of billions to prop up the remnants of last century’s automotive industry, it should also spend billions to support the innovative auto industry […]

 

 

March 26th, 2009

A Correct Forecast about the Financial Side of Sports

Back in early December I wrote a column entitled “The Financial Golden Age of Sports: 1996-2008″.  In it I predicted that professional sports were going to go into a financial decline that would last for years.  I don’t make forecasts unless I have a very strong sense of them being correct.  Well, this forecast has […]

 

 

March 19th, 2009

Innovative Products

Last week I wrote about being pleasantly surprised by a short speaking tour of Saskatchewan.  In every other place I have visited in the past three months there has been extreme pessimism and concern about this Great Recession of 2008-2010/11.  In last week’s column I described how three different groups of CEOs, business owners and […]

 

 

March 11th, 2009

Some Good News

The fundamental force dominating the global economic condition right now is fear.  The equity markets seem to have no other reality.  Any rally of a day or two when buyers enter the market to take advantage of historic lows in share prices is then wiped out by the longer term, more powerful emotion of outright […]

 

 

March 3rd, 2009

Painfully Correct

As a futurist, part of what I do is to present the future to audiences and readers around the world.  Presenting a vision of the future, making predictions and developing forecasts is what a futurist does. Regular readers of this column know that since last September I have presented you with a number of economic […]

 

 

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