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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 […]

 

 

September 17th, 2019

Historical Disruption in the Automobile Industry

 100 years ago, the automobile industry was rapidly expanding in America. The internal combustion engine [ICE] autos were rolling out of factories in ever greater numbers. The prices had just come down, installment payment plans were created to fuel the sales of the auto companies and the automobile started to become part of the American […]

 

 

June 18th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

 This is the title of my new trilogy of eBooks. Book 1, subtitled “The Three Economies”, was published at the end of March. Book 2, subtitled “New Metrics and Technologies”, was published last week. Book 3, subtitled “Global to Personal”, will be published in early July. For information on the Finite Earth Economy and to […]

 

 

May 21st, 2019

The Three Economies

[ This is Chapter 4 of my latest book, which is the first of an eBook trilogy “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual. It was first published at the Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century think tank two weeks ago. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The […]

 

 

May 7th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age – Part Two

[This continues the publishing of  some past “golden oldie” columns from this 13 year-old blog about the future.  I am currently writing a trilogy of eBook about the need for a new global economy, so a good time to revisit some older columns that new subscribers might not have read.  Detail on the trilogy are […]

 

 

April 29th, 2019

Elon Musk: The Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse/Ford/Rockefeller/Bell/Goddard of the Digital Age

[This golden oldie is the first of two columns on Elon Musk that I wrote four years ago in 2015.  To put it simply, Musk is truly on a level with all the great robber barons and scientists of 100-125 years, ago combined.  Each one of the names listed in the title represents a specific […]

 

 

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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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