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2018
July 18th, 2018

Shift Age Migration

Currently I am on a a 25- day trip through four European countries, part vacation, part speaking tour.  These countries- the Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland and England- are all countries I have visited several times since the 1960s.  All have obviously undergone change over the last 50 years.  Retail and restaurant chains have gone global.  Starbucks […]

 

 

June 25th, 2018

Lower Carbon and Create Consensus in Congress – Really!

Finally, there is a groundswell for a unique, creative, possible piece of legislation that could have both a profound effect on reducing carbon and creating consensus in Congress.  Solving two of the biggest problems the U.S. has today. We simply cannot let this opportunity go away! Back in February of last year I wrote about […]

 

 

June 11th, 2018

Disintermediation – Stage One and Stage Two

Disintermediation has been a topic here for years. I started this blog in 2006 and this column was one of the first published followed shortly by this one .  In 2007 I again wrote on this theme here.  Then, through the years I have referenced disintermediation when forecasting, as in this accurate forecast about cable […]

 

 

May 28th, 2018

9/11, Katrina and Black Swan Events

In my last column here, I suggested that there will likely be some kind of economic disruption between the 4th quarter of 2018 and the 4th quarter of 2019.  The column triggered some interesting reactions.  A number of people pushed back, as they feel that we are in a great economic time with growth, profits […]

 

 

May 6th, 2018

The Economic Slow Down Ahead

There will be some sort of economic slow-down or disruption in 2019.  In a column I wrote back in October 2017, I stated that between then and 2020 there would be some sort of economic disruption. I now refine the timing of that forecast. I think that sometime between the 4th quarter of 2018 and […]

 

 

April 5th, 2018

Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age

In 2013, after Snowden made his massive data dump, I was prompted to do a deep dive into the concept of Privacy.  This led to the writing and publishing of “Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” a short, e-book only, look at this topic. In the wake of the Facebook […]

 

 

March 27th, 2018

Facebook: What are You Going to Do?

In a recent column I suggested that 2018 would be a year when Big Tech, particularly Facebook would face issues and problems and that it no longer would be living in a criticism free zone.  In the last six to nine months I have stated that I thought that the total number of active Facebook […]

 

 

March 13th, 2018

Trump is the First Warhol U.S. President

[This column first appeared at The Sarasota Institute, a 21st century think tank that I co-founded with Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss in 2017.  Please visit the site and if you like what you see, please sign-up for email notifications.  Thank you!]  This is a pretty catchy title isn’t it.  Thank you for reading.  You […]

 

 

February 27th, 2018

And the Young Shall Lead Us

So much eloquent prose and commentary has already been written and spoken about the teenagers from Margery Stoneham Douglas High School here in Florida. How they have clearly captured the high moral ground in the debate about assault weapons in America.  How they have a steely, non-smiling, eyes into the camera, clarity and purpose.  How […]

 

 

February 4th, 2018

2018

The value I try to bring to audiences and readers is to be as accurate as possible about the future five years out and directionally accurate 10-15 years out. That said, as a futurist I am always asked about the near-term future as well.  The closer in, the more individuals and single events can affect […]

 

 

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