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September 28th, 2020

A Tale of Two Markets

  “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” This of course is one of the most famous first lines of any novel.  Dickens was describing a particular time.  As a futurist I have often used this phrase but in a slightly different way. The best of times usually refers to […]



September 16th, 2020

Entering the Global Stage of Human Evolution – Part Two

The 21st Century is a huge and deeply significant transition to this new global stage of human evolution. In fact, this new stage underpins the remaining chapters of this book*.  Every aspect of human life is being integrated into an ever more connected global reality. The entire 150,000 year history of Modern Humanity has brought […]



September 8th, 2020

Entering the Global Stage of Human Evolution – Part One-

[This column is an excerpt from “The 2020s:  The Most Disruptive Decade in History”.  This was first published as a column in Medium] We are now in the global stage of human evolution. The Flow to Global is one of three flows of the Shift Age. The label “global” has become common. In the last […]



August 26th, 2020

The Future of Education

Staying with the education theme for the week, here is an interview I did 9 years ago when my book “Shift Ed:  A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”  As I looked at this, wondering if it was too old, I realized the conversation I was having with the news anchor could have happened […]



August 25th, 2020

The Market of XYZ

For the moment, please indulge me a level of opacity.  I want to present a very large and highly respected market segment of the US economy in abstraction.   In the last 50 years, the XYZ marketplace has become ever more central to the US.  It has become the envy of the world.  People from […]



August 19th, 2020

The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank

The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank has now converted all of it’s programming to on-line and virtual due to COVID-19  Our annual 10 webinars and 2 virtual symposiums will be accessible to members both live and in archive.  Our membership is international so we will ultimately be serving multiple time zones so […]



August 18th, 2020

A Think Tank for the 21st Century

  The Sarasota Institute is a 21st Century Think Tank co-founded in 2017 by  Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss and yours truly.  The vision was to create an institution that had no connection to the last century and would be unrestricted by politics and corporate influence. I wrote about this here    Most Washington D.C. […]



August 9th, 2020

Taking Stock – National and Global Forecasts

The last five months, since America and the world entered into a lock down to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, have been completely unique and devastating. It is time to look back at the forecasts I made during 2020 to see not just what was correct, but to alter and update forecasts as […]



August 5th, 2020

“The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History”

“The 2020s:  The Most Disruptive Decade in History” has already been called “a guidebook for the 2020s” and “There are so few people that I’ve encountered in life that see the world so clearly and David applies his gift to practical predictions for the future. For anyone in business this book is a must read!” […]



July 26th, 2020

Let’s Go to the Video Tape!

  As any aging boomer sports fan knows – particularly if you lived in NYC – that was the signature phrase used by Warner Wolf to go to the sports highlights of the day. It is perhaps as iconic a sports phrase as “Goooooooaaaaaaaal!!!” and “going, going, going… gone!” It’s a historic phrase from back […]



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