Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today
Global Economy

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January 4th, 2007

A Look At 2007

As a futurist I am always asked to make predictions. Often somewhat in jest, people ask me who is going to win the election, how much will the stock market go up in the next three months, who will win the Super Bowl, things like that. While I have been accurate in such predictions, it […]

 

 

October 25th, 2006

Disintermediation Update – On-Line Brokerages

The stock brokerage business was one of the first industries that was fundamentally disintermediated by the Internet. In an earlier post I both wrote about the history of the stock brokerage business and about William Yeh, the Chairman of Sogo Invest. Yeh was the man who, by launching SogoInvest where active traders could take advantage […]

 

 

August 31st, 2006

$100 Laptop – One Laptop Per Child

The first post I made here was about the significance of the MIT Media Lab and the fact that its founder, Nicholas Negroponte was taking a leave of absence to launch the noble effort of supplying $100 laptops to children in the Third World.  In the six months since that post, the $100 laptop has […]

 

 

July 17th, 2006

The World Cup Points the Way

All the yellow cards, red cards, fake injuries and head butts aside, the recently completed World Cup was a magnificent global phenomenon. The world came together around the single biggest sporting event on earth. It has always been the quadrennial big event, but this time there was a certain amplification that was different. The first […]

 

 

July 11th, 2006

I Shake a Hand of Disintermediation

As regular readers of this blog know, I have been exploring the subject of disintermediation.  It is a dynamic force that has and will be reorganizing our culture and economy.  In an early post on the subject, I pointed out that in the late 1990s the Internet acted as the agent of disintermediation for the […]

 

 

April 28th, 2006

A Couple of ‘Rogue’ Recommendations

I want to take a momentary break in the discussion of the future price of oil, disintermediation and the Future of Today to express a personal message of thanks. Yesterday this blog received kind words of recommendation from Stephen J. Dubner on the www.freakonomics.com web site.  As practically any reader with any amount of world […]

 

 

March 22nd, 2006

You (Might Have) Read it Here First

The writings here are about the future. I take a look at the Present through a futuristic filter. This means that of course to some degree, I am predicting what might happen in the future. Even knowing that, it was thrilling to find that already, in the very short life of this new blog, something […]

 

 

February 4th, 2006

Exit Greenspan, the Economist’s Rock Star

This past week, Alan Greenspan stepped down after 18 years as Fed Chairman. This was not only a story that was on the front page of the business sections, it was on the front page of the newspapers and one of the lead stories on the nightly newscasts. The Great Greenspan had steered the country […]

 

 

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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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