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January 24th, 2017

Physical Retail Will Continue to Collapse

2017 will see the continuation of the collapse of physical retail. There will be many more store closings this year following the recent announcements from Macy’s, Sears, and K-Mart. This is something I have been forecasting for years. Back in January 2009 I wrote: “Retailing is in a free fall.  There will be numerous bankruptcies […]

 

 

January 17th, 2017

2017 Forecasts – Technology

In the last two columns about 2017 I took a look at the big picture and at the global economic, energy and geopolitical landscape. Much disruption ahead!  Please notice that the title of this column is NOT Technology Trends for 2017. Trends do not happen within a year. Any such titled column is really about […]

 

 

January 10th, 2017

2017 Forecasts – Part Two

In the last column here I discussed the lens of transformation relative to all the change going on in the world today. I also noted the unpredictability of a Trump Presidency and that it will obviously affect some forecasts in degrees. In addition a look at the U.S. and Global Economy, starting with the problems […]

 

 

January 3rd, 2017

A First Look into 2017 – High Level Thoughts

2016 was really a year to test all of us one way or another. Beloved icons died, anger and resentment determined elections, and what we thought was reality turned out to not be. Disorientation, death, disruption, depression and delight were all felt by large portions of humanity, as the year landed body blows to the […]

 

 

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