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November 23rd, 2021

The Golden Age of Design and Redesign

The Shift Age is the transition from the reality of the past and the emerging reality that will be in dominance in the 2030s.  The 2020s may well be the last full decade of the Shift Age and is likely to be the single most disruptive decade in history.  The Agricultural Age, from roughly 8000 […]

 

 

November 14th, 2021

Measurable Numerical Targets not Word Salad

One of the late announcements from the COP26 conference comes from China and the United States who jointly announced an agreement to “enhance ambition”. Huh?  Enhance Ambition.  Anyone know what that means? Let’s go to the dictionary, the first place to go when one is not sure of the meaning of words: Enhance:  “to raise […]

 

 

November 9th, 2021

Strategic Retreat

This is a topic that needs to be addressed urgently, but is not even on the agenda at COP26. So far, the agenda has been about groups of countries making grand statements concerning reducing carbon emissions sometime in the future. As stated in my prior column, humanity emits 100 million tons of CO2 into the […]

 

 

November 1st, 2021

Blah! Blah! Blah! *

  *Greta Thunberg at a recent climate conference Greta Thunberg has become the leading voice of her generation globally on the climate crisis.  The Swedish teenager simply cuts through the double talk of government and business leaders on the urgency of what humanity faces Here is the link to one of the many news reports […]

 

 

October 18th, 2021

This is an Opportunity

We are all aware of the current inflation situation.  The financial press has spent months wondering if the inflation we are experiencing is short-term or a more insidious longer-term trend.   I have been, and still am, of the opinion that it is short-term and will ease in 2022, significantly.  We are in a perfect […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

September 7th, 2021

Talk is Good. Action is Essential

In a recent column I wrote that we have left the time of denial and entered the time of disconnection.  It is completely clear to anyone who is aware that something has changed with the climate.  As someone who has, through writings and speeches, been a target of climate change deniers, this year has been […]

 

 

August 24th, 2021

Listen to the Future – Now!

Readers know that I am involved with The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank.  Along with Philip Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss I co-founded the Institute back in 2017 with a vision of creating something new, exciting, and influential by 2020. Last year I became the Managing Director. The Sarasota Institute is not a […]

 

 

August 16th, 2021

The Climate Crisis: From Denial to Disconnection

If you have consumed any news media in the past few weeks, you know we have entered a climate crisis that is deadly real.  It can no longer be denied. Here are just a few of the stories of this summer: the IPCC of the UN have issued the most comprehensive report on climate change […]

 

 

August 10th, 2021

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 […]

 

 

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