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June 27th, 2017

The Quartermaster’s Report – 2017

During the writing of “This Spaceship Earth”, my co-author Tim Rumage introduced me, a non-sailor, to the concept of what a quartermaster does.  We had been trying to come up with a way to take a snapshot in time of the health of the planet.  As we wrote in the book:

“The Quartermaster supervises, stores, and distributes supplies and provisions.  The Quartermaster is also the one responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning.  This not about what is preferred or desired, but what is.  Therefore, in the world of the Quartermaster, if a 16 oz. glass has 8 ounces of liquid, the glass is neither half full nor half empty – it simply has 8 ounces of liquid”

June 21st, 2017

New Web Site Design!

By the time you receive this email or in the hours thereafter my new web site will be live. It is a full redesign of the site to update look, navigation, content and emphasis.

June 14th, 2017

It’s the Authenticity, Stupid!

The title of this column is an obvious lift from James Carville’s famous line about the 1992 election: “It’s the economy, stupid”.  That is probably the most quoted campaign statement from TV talking heads of all time, certainly since he uttered it 25 years ago.

 

In this past year [or two] of politics and elections, much has been made about what is going on with national elections.  The pundits have looked at what has happened largely through the lens of traditional political thinking.  The rise of populism and nationalism.  The global elite class leaving the eviscerated middle class and lower classes behind in the rush to embrace globalism.  Well, okay, that is certainly true to some degree.  But these lenses of traditional political thinking do not fully explain the realities of what has and is happening.

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 3,500 CEOs in the last 10 years.

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