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A Future Look at Today
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 […]

 

 

February 9th, 2021

Waiting on a Vaccine

[NOTE:  This column was first published in the Sarasota Herald – Tribune.  I write a bi-weekly column in the paper and of course bring my general thinking to the readers with a focus on the three counties the paper serves on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  These three counties have around 1 million residents.  This […]

 

 

December 9th, 2020

Change Does Bring Opportunity / What have you learned in 2020?

   2020 has been a year of death and disruption.  No question. This has led to a general societal meme that this is the worst year ever.  It is hard to dispute that.  In this time of pandemic, I could not think of a year that could come close, though 1968 is a solid second. […]

 

 

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.   […]

 

 

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, […]

 

 

June 30th, 2020

A View from Inside a Red State on COVID-19

  [Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  I live in Sarasota and write a bi-weekly column in the Business Weekly section called “The Futurist”] In early April, it became clear that the White House and the federal government were not going to lead America to collectively come together to face our […]

 

 

June 7th, 2020

A Historical Moment – The Future is Altered

[A personal column, based on the tag line above: A Future Look at Today.  Hopefully you can take the time to watch and listen to the songs] A futurist has to be an historian to have any clarity about the future. A futurist has to be in the moment because that is when the future […]

 

 

May 18th, 2020

Covid-19 and Our Near-Term Future

[Much of this column was originally published in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune] We have entered not only a Depression but the most disruptive decade in human history.  My next book will be published in about two weeks and the title is “The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History”  You can sign up for a notification […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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