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July 5th, 2020

Will Trump “drop the mic” in August?

In this polarized country it is now necessary to state that this is not a political column. As the tag line above suggests, this is a future look at today. All my forecasts or suggested probabilities are based upon data, trend lines and (to a lesser degree) history. When making forecasts that are less than […]

 

 

June 14th, 2020

A Pandemic of Magical Thinking

  This decade is and will continue to be the most disruptive and transformative decade in history. Just look at the first five months. How has it been for you? We are living in an incredibly important, intense, historically significant time. The benefit of that is that we, humanity, can collectively alter our course to […]

 

 

June 1st, 2020

The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History

  This is the title of my latest book, published last week. It is the first of a planned series of books about this new decade… as I believe the 2020s will shape the trajectory of at least the next 40 years, if not the entire century. This decade is one of those historic transitions […]

 

 

May 12th, 2020

The Futurist Becomes the Canary in the Mine

[Note: this column was just published in Medium  a great place for thoughtful commentary.  Please follow me there as well as here.  Thank you!] In 2015–2016 I stood down from traveling around the world speaking about the future to publish a book on climate change and then to set up a global non-profit  to create […]

 

 

April 28th, 2020

Baby Boomers and COVID-19

In the ample time available these days, one thinks of lots of things. Reflections on the future, of course, but also about this entire experience we are sharing.   We all have had the feeling, when going through a situation, that there was something vaguely familiar with the experience. Not déjà vu, but as though […]

 

 

April 13th, 2020

COVID-19 / Crowdsourcing

COVID-19 is becoming the biggest crowdsourcing event in history

 

 

April 6th, 2020

Technology in the Time of Pandemic

  [Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] I will never forget the first time I was able to surf the Internet with a high-speed T-1 line in the mid-1990s.  The aha insight for me was that, ultimately, everything that existed in the physical world would have to be designed and invented […]

 

 

March 31st, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in a Time of Pandemic – 2

The COVID-19 pandemic is a dangerous one. It has triggered many new patterns of behavior. Some will stick and will change our society permanently; some will fade away. There’s a widespread questioning of who and what to trust. Collectively, we are getting closer and yet more distant, simultaneously. We are finding new ways to look […]

 

 

March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 and the U.S.: Short -Term Probabilities and Long-Term Possibilities

[Note:  this was just published on The Sarasota  Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank web site.] [Preamble – As a futurist my mind is exploding with all the possible long-term disruptions inherent in the global COVID-19 reality. In addition, I have supplemented my 200+ inbound emails, content aggregators, research newsletters with some information provided […]

 

 

March 17th, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in the Time of Pandemic – 1

The magnitude and probable consequences of this gargantuan black swan event will be significant and numerous.  Realizations, insights, revelations, probabilities, and forecasts keep coming to me as this all sinks in. Here are just some of what may lie ahead both in the near term, and more significantly in the long term.  Each of these […]

 

 

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 3,500 CEOs in the last 10 years.

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