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October 18th, 2021

This is an Opportunity

We are all aware of the current inflation situation.  The financial press has spent months wondering if the inflation we are experiencing is short-term or a more insidious longer-term trend.   I have been, and still am, of the opinion that it is short-term and will ease in 2022, significantly.  We are in a perfect […]

 

 

October 6th, 2021

Retail Space Available

The three-word sentence that is everywhere in the United States In September I made a short trip to Chicago and this sentence was everywhere.  I stayed in a hotel in the River North neighborhood, a short walk from Michigan Avenue and the surrounding shopping district.  [For those that don’t know Chicago, Michigan Avenue is Chicago’s […]

 

 

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
August 18th, 2020

A Think Tank for the 21st Century

  The Sarasota Institute is a 21st Century Think Tank co-founded in 2017 by  Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss and yours truly.  The vision was to create an institution that had no connection to the last century and would be unrestricted by politics and corporate influence. I wrote about this here    Most Washington D.C. […]

 

 

July 21st, 2020

The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History – Part 2

  In an earlier post, I introduced this latest book of mine.  Since then the sales have been strong and the reader feedback all positive.  This has led to a number of interviews, podcasts and the creation of some short videos about the book which I would like to share here with you. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkN4HmkGECU&list=PLq5T78Dm2d9zXMA8v28G_pHrP0DyafZEk&index=2&t=1s […]

 

 

November 25th, 2019

The Significance of Singles Day

Singles Day was November 11, 2019 in China.  During that 24-hour period $38 billion in sales was reached, all on-line.  This is a phenomenal number when compared to more common American shopping metrics. Cyber Monday – the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving – generated $7.9 sales in 2018, all on-line in America. Of course, there are […]

 

 

April 16th, 2019

Painfully Correct

[Note to readers:  I am deep in writing a trilogy of eBooks with a tight deadline.  So I have decided to bring back some columns from the past, that many recent new subscribers might not have seen.  Since I am a futurist, I am called upon to make forecasts.  My firm commitment is to be […]

 

 

February 26th, 2019

It is Wealth Inequality, Stupid!

In the last 25 years global wealth inequality has increased to historic levels. Recent articles suggest that we have returned to 1920s era levels.  Basic history knowledge informs us what happened at the end of the 1920s in October 1929. The last 40 years has been very good to the top 1%, .01% and the […]

 

 

May 6th, 2018

The Economic Slow Down Ahead

There will be some sort of economic slow-down or disruption in 2019.  In a column I wrote back in October 2017, I stated that between then and 2020 there would be some sort of economic disruption. I now refine the timing of that forecast. I think that sometime between the 4th quarter of 2018 and […]

 

 

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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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