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October 12th, 2020

Utopia or Oblivion?

  “Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion                   Fuller wrote this back in 1969, an incredibly […]

 

 

October 5th, 2020

Think of COVID-19 as a Bike with Training Wheels for the 2020s

[Mu of his column just appeared in the Sarasota Herald- Tribune Clear image, right?  Either a memory from your childhood or from parenthood. The first lesson is to learn how to peddle, break, hand signal, turn and generally adapt to the concept of a bike.  My father was hard core.  He said no training wheels, […]

 

 

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. […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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 13th, 2020

COVID-19 / Crowdsourcing

COVID-19 is becoming the biggest crowdsourcing event in history

 

 

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 […]

 

 

September 5th, 2019

The Collapse of Legacy Thinking

[Apologies to regular readers of this column for my absence the past two months.  I have been completing the book trilogy mentioned in the last post, which is from the end of June.  I am now back].   Anyone who has read “Entering the Shift Age” [2012] or heard me speak since then knows that […]

 

 

March 27th, 2019

Innovation is Out of Date

 The title of this column is the title of a Power Point slide I often use in my presentations to CEOs, businesses and general audiences.  Though slightly tongue in cheek it is a true statement.  The point of the slide is that in the Shift Age all aspects of life have so sped up that […]

 

 

December 18th, 2018

The First Whitepaper from the Sarasota Institute

There have been several blog posts here that were originally published by The Sarasota Institute.  A post about Healthcare in America, presenting the worst case for climate change, and Andy Warhol.   The Story of The Sarasota Institute In January 2017 in Sarasota, Florida my friend Phil Kotler, the “father of modern marketing,” and I […]

 

 

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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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