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September 13th, 2022

The Evolving Workplace

Covid-19 completely disrupted the global workplace.  The two years – more or less- of living in a pandemic are receding but the ramification of it are fully present and real. [Covid is still with us, but not top of mind.  Currently some 400 people die every day in the U.S. from it, which is 146,000 […]

 

 

June 29th, 2022

Embrace the New / Let Go of the Old

  [Much of this column was originally published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune that is part of a series on the “loss of paradise” and the need to be preemptive in planning for the future.  This planning must no longer be the propagation of what was, what might have worked in the past, or as […]

 

 

April 5th, 2022

The Disruptive 2020s

I appreciate all readers of this blog.  Week in and week out -for now 16 years I often get thoughtful  comments from many of you and even some emails saying simply that you enjoy the column.  Many of you remember various forecasts and predictions I make in this space and call me out about them. […]

 

 

October 6th, 2021

Retail Space Available

The three-word sentence that is everywhere in the United States In September I made a short trip to Chicago and this sentence was everywhere.  I stayed in a hotel in the River North neighborhood, a short walk from Michigan Avenue and the surrounding shopping district.  [For those that don’t know Chicago, Michigan Avenue is Chicago’s […]

 

 

July 20th, 2021

The Future of the Workplace #2

Go for a drive of any length through any urban or suburban neighborhood and the signs are everywhere: “Hiring!”  “Now hiring!”  “Jobs available”  I am sure most readers have had this same experience in the last 45 days.  Now that the states are opening up, it seems like every company is looking for employees. The […]

 

 

April 14th, 2021

A Decade of Cognitive Dissonance

  [Note to readers:  I have been AWOL here for the past few weeks as I had to finish the last draft of this latest book of mine.  I am back to regular posting here.  Thank you!]  The 2020s will be a decade of cognitive dissonance.  We will all experience more cognitive dissonance in the […]

 

 

March 24th, 2021

“The Future of Humanity”

This is the title of one of my most enjoyable podcasts with Don MacPherson, the creator of the 12 Geniuses Podcast series.  I usually don’t write a blog post about a podcast, but this one is worth letting you know about it. Don did a lot of preparation, including reading several of my books and […]

 

 

March 9th, 2021

#forkintheroadproject

Last fall I was having a couple of Zoom calls with two futurists for whom I have a great deal of respect.  We were talking about what we saw going on in the world, what the lasting effect of the global pandemic might be and what is ahead for this decade.  We all came to […]

 

 

November 4th, 2020

The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History

This decade will have more change, disruption, transformation and creative destruction than any other decade in history.  Thje four overarching dynamics of this decade are” The Age of Intelligence, The Age of Climate, The Reinvention  of Capitalsim and Democracy. This is my most useful book about the future that I have written in that is […]

 

 

November 2nd, 2020

Dark Winter Ahead

[Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune]   U.S. The next three months will be a time of darkness in America.  This will be due to COVID-19.  We are entering a time when the past experiences we have had with the virus as a nation will seem more like a prologue.   […]

 

 

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 4,000 CEOs in the last 15 years.

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