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March 24th, 2021

“The Future of Humanity”

This is the title of one of my most enjoyable podcasts with Don MacPherson, the creator of the 12 Geniuses Podcast series.  I usually don’t write a blog post about a podcast, but this one is worth letting you know about it. Don did a lot of preparation, including reading several of my books and […]

 

 

March 9th, 2021

#forkintheroadproject

Last fall I was having a couple of Zoom calls with two futurists for whom I have a great deal of respect.  We were talking about what we saw going on in the world, what the lasting effect of the global pandemic might be and what is ahead for this decade.  We all came to […]

 

 

March 2nd, 2021
May 12th, 2020

The Futurist Becomes the Canary in the Mine

[Note: this column was just published in Medium  a great place for thoughtful commentary.  Please follow me there as well as here.  Thank you!] In 2015–2016 I stood down from traveling around the world speaking about the future to publish a book on climate change and then to set up a global non-profit  to create […]

 

 

April 20th, 2020

Earth Day? No it is the Earth Century!

NOTE:  11 years ago I wrote the column below.  I did it because I was getting pitched about Earth Day ideas I should write about.  As in people wanted to tout what they were going to do for Earth Day.  I simply lost it.  Don’t talk to me about Earth Day, Earth Month, Earth Year […]

 

 

March 3rd, 2020

Watch “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”

Last week I wrote about the climate change conference that The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank  was presenting.  Called “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change” it was unique in the sense that in the morning was the 2020 updated reality of what the climate crisis now looks like.  In the afternoon […]

 

 

February 25th, 2020

A Leap Year Look at Climate Change

[ a significant percentage of this column was first published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] As a futurist, the most important thing to me is to be as right as I can be in my forecasts.  Otherwise I have no value to you my readers, or to anyone in my audiences around the world, or readers […]

 

 

February 4th, 2020

The Big Four Dynamics of the 2020s

The 2020s will be the most transformative and disruptive decade in history.  There will be a number of significant trends and dynamics that will greatly affect how humanity lives, works and plays.  I will take a deeper, more specific look at many of these in the next few columns. What I want to highlight now […]

 

 

December 10th, 2019

Books I Highly Recommend

Some of the questions I am most frequently asked are  “What books would you recommend?”  or “What books should I read to better understand what might happen in the future?” or “What have you read recently that has influenced your thinking?”   Given that it is also the holiday giving season, I am suggesting books […]

 

 

October 14th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Now!

[Welcome to all new subscribers!  We hope you enjoy receiving blog posts now and in the future!]   We face an accelerating climate crisis. Climate change is now.  This means that we have finally entered the “fight or flight” stage of human awareness about it.  It is no longer some possible catastrophe decades in the […]

 

 

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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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