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June 28th, 2006

Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the Future

 Compassion and Wealth Together Given the last post on this blog, this weeks announcement of the astoundingly magnanimous and generous gift that Warren Buffett made to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worthy of comment.  Simply put, Warren Buffett, the second wealthiest man in the United States, after Bill Gates, gave more than 80% […]

June 22nd, 2006

Bill Gates, Andrew Carnegie and History

The announcement last week that Bill Gates would, over the next two years, relinquish day to day oversight of Microsoft made me think about history and the future.  The first thought of course was that in some way it was the end of an era. The second thought was, well, what era, where does that […]

June 20th, 2006

A Sweet Story for the Future

This is a departure from most posts here as it is not ruminations about some event or trend or prediction about the future gleaned from developments in the world.  Instead it is taken from a personal experience that was unique, pleasant and perhaps an idea to be embraced by individuals and companies alike. To set […]

June 15th, 2006

An Interview with Futurist David Houle

The post today is an interview I recently did with Nonprofit Online Learning Update, which is being published on-line today. The interviewer was Jeff Cobb, a leader in the field of on-line learning for non-profits. Non-profits provide an incredibly valuable function in today’s world and can be even more influential in the future as they […]

June 14th, 2006

The Political Party in the United States: A Candidate for Disintermediation? Part 2

“The political party, as currently defined in America, feels like an out of date, anachronistic apparatus whose value is in the past, not the present and certainly not something aligned with the future.  If it is to survive, it must reconstitute itself or crumble under its own dead weight.”   -www.evolutionshift.com 5/31/06 When I set aside […]

June 8th, 2006

Human Compassion and the Federal Bureaucracy: Now That’s a Future Story!

I read an interesting article in the New York Times the other day.  The headline was “New Campaign Shows Progress for the Homeless” and the sub-headline quote was “Cost -benefit analysis may be the new expression of compassion”.  OK, lets read this.  A little known, formally dormant, office in the Federal government called the United […]

June 5th, 2006

Broadband………Finally!

Earlier this week there was a report on the rapid growth of broadband high-speed internet hook-ups during the last year. The numbers are impressive and speak to the widening demographic and economic base of broadband users. According to a survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, broadband adoption increased 59% among households with […]

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