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March 13th, 2018

Trump is the First Warhol U.S. President

[This column first appeared at The Sarasota Institute, a 21st century think tank that I co-founded with Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss in 2017.  Please visit the site and if you like what you see, please sign-up for email notifications.  Thank you!]  This is a pretty catchy title isn’t it.  Thank you for reading.  You […]



February 27th, 2018

And the Young Shall Lead Us

So much eloquent prose and commentary has already been written and spoken about the teenagers from Margery Stoneham Douglas High School here in Florida. How they have clearly captured the high moral ground in the debate about assault weapons in America.  How they have a steely, non-smiling, eyes into the camera, clarity and purpose.  How […]



February 4th, 2018


The value I try to bring to audiences and readers is to be as accurate as possible about the future five years out and directionally accurate 10-15 years out. That said, as a futurist I am always asked about the near-term future as well.  The closer in, the more individuals and single events can affect […]



January 16th, 2018

Don’t Just Look at the Technology

January is the time of year that there are hundreds, if not thousands of stories about the new tech gadgets and technological innovations coming this year and next.  This is largely due to the year starting out with the CES show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Both shows […]



January 9th, 2018

A 21st Century City – Babcock Ranch

During the Shift Age – the first third of the 21th century- we are shifting from what was to what will be. We are truly moving from the “reality” of the 20th century to a new emerging reality that will be well shaped by the late 2030s. Everywhere there is disruption and transformation  We are […]



December 19th, 2017

Approaching the End of 2017

  As we look back in anger/weariness/concern/anxiety/happiness at 2017, my audiences and readers frequently ask the same questions: What is going on and what does this mean in the years ahead? The world is changing rapidly and in big ways. The technologies that were pure science fiction a decade ago are moving into our lives. […]



December 12th, 2017

It is Time to Talk Worst Case Scenario About Climate Change

[Note:  This post is much longer than usual.  It was first published at The Sarasota Institute where columns are 1500-2500 words.  I didn’t want to break the column in two.] The negative effects of fossil fuels have been speculated upon and known for a long time. The larger scale concerns, awareness, and now actions have largely […]



November 9th, 2017

Reality as We Know it Will Change

The time between now and 2037 will be one of the most transformative historic transits in history.  There we be more change in the next 20 years than in any 50 -100 year period in history.  Reality as we know it will change. As the futurist who has been saying for 10 years that we […]



November 7th, 2017

Revisiting a 2016 Presidential Election Forecast

One of the more frivolous consequences of being a futurist is that I am always asked about “who’s going to win?”.  The Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup [by Canadians] and of course last year, the presidential election.  Sporting events I laughingly wave my hand at, but a national election encompasses dynamics that are larger and […]



October 31st, 2017

A Possible Financial Disruption in the Next Two Years

[Note: much of this column was recently published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] I am not a financial adviser nor an economist. I do not offer investment advice. I am instead very happy to be a futurist whose value is to forecast the future accurately up to five years out and directionally 10 to 15 years […]



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