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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 […]

 

 

April 5th, 2018

Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age

In 2013, after Snowden made his massive data dump, I was prompted to do a deep dive into the concept of Privacy.  This led to the writing and publishing of “Is Privacy Dead? :The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” a short, e-book only, look at this topic. In the wake of the Facebook […]

 

 

March 27th, 2018

Facebook: What are You Going to Do?

In a recent column I suggested that 2018 would be a year when Big Tech, particularly Facebook would face issues and problems and that it no longer would be living in a criticism free zone.  In the last six to nine months I have stated that I thought that the total number of active Facebook […]

 

 

March 13th, 2018

Trump is the First Warhol U.S. President

[This column first appeared at The Sarasota Institute, a 21st century think tank that I co-founded with Phil Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss in 2017.  Please visit the site and if you like what you see, please sign-up for email notifications.  Thank you!]  This is a pretty catchy title isn’t it.  Thank you for reading.  You […]

 

 

February 4th, 2018

2018

The value I try to bring to audiences and readers is to be as accurate as possible about the future five years out and directionally accurate 10-15 years out. That said, as a futurist I am always asked about the near-term future as well.  The closer in, the more individuals and single events can affect […]

 

 

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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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