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July 27th, 2022

It’s the Decade Stupid!

It’s the economy, stupid!”    James Carville, 1992   It seems like half of the economists in the world think we are heading toward a recession.  The other half of the economists think there won’t be a recession, but a “softening”.  Of the first group, half of them think the recession will be a really deep […]

 

 

June 29th, 2022

Embrace the New / Let Go of the Old

  [Much of this column was originally published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune that is part of a series on the “loss of paradise” and the need to be preemptive in planning for the future.  This planning must no longer be the propagation of what was, what might have worked in the past, or as […]

 

 

June 24th, 2022

We Must Let Go of Legacy Thinking!

    [As mentioned in the last column, this column was first published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  While it is about Sarasota and the Gulf Coast of Florida, the issues are national in scope.  The climate crisis, generational issues and the legacy thinking and legacy economics are relevant in the country and the world.  Sea […]

 

 

June 15th, 2022

The New Post-Covid Real Estate and Economic Landscape in America

[First, an apology for tbe length of time between posts.  I have been taking a break from all forms of writing the past two months.  Back now.] This column and the next column were initially published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune where I write a column every two weeks in the Business Weekly section [yes I […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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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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