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March 27th, 2019

Innovation is Out of Date

 The title of this column is the title of a Power Point slide I often use in my presentations to CEOs, businesses and general audiences.  Though slightly tongue in cheek it is a true statement.  The point of the slide is that in the Shift Age all aspects of life have so sped up that […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

January 15th, 2019

Revolution in the Air?

The recent Yellow Jacket demonstrations all across France in the last month is just the most recent revolt against growing global wealth inequality.  Of course, the French have always been prone to revolution and revolt.  The French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the revolt in 1832 which is the basis for […]

 

 

January 1st, 2019

2019

All aspects of life will continue to change in an accelerated way. The speed of technological change today is the slowest it will be for the rest of our lifetimes. The last year of the Transformation Decade is now here.  During the 2010-2020 decade many aspects of life changed their nature, shape, character and form. […]

 

 

December 18th, 2018

The First Whitepaper from the Sarasota Institute

There have been several blog posts here that were originally published by The Sarasota Institute.  A post about Healthcare in America, presenting the worst case for climate change, and Andy Warhol.   The Story of The Sarasota Institute In January 2017 in Sarasota, Florida my friend Phil Kotler, the “father of modern marketing,” and I […]

 

 

November 12th, 2018

The Greatest Generational Change in History has Begun

The United States, and many countries in the world, are about to experience the greatest transfer of generational influence, power and absolute number of people in history. The Millennial and Digital Native/Gen Z generations, those born since 1981, will become the majority of the U.S. population in 2020. Each of these generations are now bigger […]

 

 

October 29th, 2018

The Transition from an Ownership to a Rental/Access Economy

[Note:  this column first appeared at The Sarasota Institute ]   The developed countries of the world are in transition from economies based upon ownership to ones increasingly based upon rental or access.  As much as any other trend, this will transform economics, consumption and how we live.  The concept of ownership is deeply embedded […]

 

 

October 13th, 2018

Peak Auto

In the early part of this century, there was a widely discussed theory called Peak Oil.  The basic premise was that humanity was moving through a time when half of all oil in the Earth had been extracted and that we were beginning to extract the second half of what remained. I was a partial […]

 

 

October 7th, 2018

Fall

The calendar says that in the Northern Hemisphere, in the United States, we are now in the season of Fall.  The fall equinox was 9/21-22.  In the U.S., we have all grown up going to school in the fall.  It is the beginning of the new year, the new grade.  Summer is over, and we […]

 

 

September 3rd, 2018

What Will Trigger the 2019 Economic Disruption?

Those who are regular readers of mine and those who have heard me speak over the last year, know that I fully anticipate some economic disruption to occur in 2019. In the first column I published about this impending event in October 2017  I stated that I am using the word disruption instead of such […]

 

 

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