Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today
Global Economy

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November 25th, 2008

America’s Automotive Future is Not the Internal Combustion Engine

In the last column here, I suggested that any bailout of the Big Three include alternative energy metrics against which the three companies compete for better loan repayment terms.  In the week since that column was published there has been much discussion about whether America can afford to allow its’ auto industry to go down […]

 

 

October 30th, 2008

A Shift In Consciousness Has Occurred

A global shift in consciousness has occurred during October.  Trust and confidence have given way to fear and uncertainty. Plans and expectations have been completely altered or dashed altogether.  Governments, entire industries, equity markets and the majority of the adult populations in the developed countries of the world are staring into a financial abyss that […]

 

 

October 15th, 2008

The Collapse of the Third Economic Wave

A  column here two weeks ago placed the financial crisis within a historical context. The financial meltdown is part of the disruptive transition from the Information Age to the Shift Age.  We are moving through a period of turmoil when the old order is being replaced by a new order.  The nation state economic model […]

 

 

October 6th, 2008

Two Damaged Brands Revisited

More than a year ago, I wrote a column about two damaged brands. One damaged brand was the “Made in China” brand and the other was the well respected financial brand of Wall Street.  At that time China was dealing with the fact that pet food produced in China was killing pets all over the […]

 

 

September 30th, 2008

The Financial Crisis – Part Two

The current financial crisis is part of a larger realignment going on in the world.  There is a new Age that is beginning and with it comes a new restructuring of many facets of human life.  We are now entering the Shift Age, which is the global stage of human evolution.  This means that many […]

 

 

September 21st, 2008

The Financial Crisis – Part One

As a futurist, I view the financial crisis that exploded last week from a high level, long term perspective.  The macro forces that are reshaping our world must be considered when such a crisis occurs.  In addition this particular crisis will force us to reevaluate long held economic ideals that may no longer have validity […]

 

 

September 7th, 2008

Future of Energy – The Price of Oil

Recently, people have been asking me a lot of questions about the fluctuating price of oil “What is the price of oil going to be?”  “Was the recent price spike of $147 a barrel an all-time high that we won’t see again?”  And “Will the global economic slowdown drive the price of oil back down […]

 

 

July 31st, 2008

The Future of Detroit Can Be Seen in Brazil

Recently, I wrote about the Big Three Auto companies and how they need to change, and change their product lines if they wanted to stay “big”.   Since those columns there has been even more evidence that these companies are struggling to keep up with current realities.  Additional plants have closed, the production of trucks has […]

 

 

July 28th, 2008

Accelerating Electronic Connectedness – Internet Usage in China and the United States

It was just reported that, as expected, there are now more Internet users in China than in the U.S. As of last month there were 253 million Internet users in China as compared to 220 million in the U.S. What is striking is that in just the last year, the number of new users in […]

 

 

July 23rd, 2008

Future Forecasts – Culture

There have been many cultural changes so far in 2008.  Some of these changes are in response to the rapid increase in the price of oil and other commodities.  Some of these changes have been due to technological innovations.  In both cases new behavior patterns are being established that will, to some degree become permanent […]

 

 

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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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