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July 5th, 2020

Will Trump “drop the mic” in August?

In this polarized country it is now necessary to state that this is not a political column. As the tag line above suggests, this is a future look at today. All my forecasts or suggested probabilities are based upon data, trend lines and (to a lesser degree) history. When making forecasts that are less than […]

 

 

June 30th, 2020

A View from Inside a Red State on COVID-19

  [Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  I live in Sarasota and write a bi-weekly column in the Business Weekly section called “The Futurist”] In early April, it became clear that the White House and the federal government were not going to lead America to collectively come together to face our […]

 

 

June 14th, 2020

A Pandemic of Magical Thinking

  This decade is and will continue to be the most disruptive and transformative decade in history. Just look at the first five months. How has it been for you? We are living in an incredibly important, intense, historically significant time. The benefit of that is that we, humanity, can collectively alter our course to […]

 

 

June 7th, 2020

A Historical Moment – The Future is Altered

[A personal column, based on the tag line above: A Future Look at Today.  Hopefully you can take the time to watch and listen to the songs] A futurist has to be an historian to have any clarity about the future. A futurist has to be in the moment because that is when the future […]

 

 

June 3rd, 2020

Finite Earth Economy

In 2019 I co-authored “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy-Crew Manual”  with Bob Leonard.  The book answers the question: what can humanity do to successfully face climate change.  In addition it outlines how to reinvent Capitalism to face this crisis.  We have to move from Growth Economies to Finite Earth Economies.  To learn more please […]

 

 

June 1st, 2020

The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History

  This is the title of my latest book, published last week. It is the first of a planned series of books about this new decade… as I believe the 2020s will shape the trajectory of at least the next 40 years, if not the entire century. This decade is one of those historic transitions […]

 

 

May 18th, 2020

Covid-19 and Our Near-Term Future

[Much of this column was originally published in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune] We have entered not only a Depression but the most disruptive decade in human history.  My next book will be published in about two weeks and the title is “The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History”  You can sign up for a notification […]

 

 

May 12th, 2020

The Futurist Becomes the Canary in the Mine

[Note: this column was just published in Medium  a great place for thoughtful commentary.  Please follow me there as well as here.  Thank you!] In 2015–2016 I stood down from traveling around the world speaking about the future to publish a book on climate change and then to set up a global non-profit  to create […]

 

 

May 4th, 2020

The First Depression of the 21st Century

[Much of this was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  Expanded because of no space limitations here]  Yes. The dreaded D-word. The one prognosticators are dancing around. “Could this be a Depression?” or, will this lead to “Depression-like numbers?” Folks, we are in a Depression! The first one in this century. There have been 11 recessions […]

 

 

April 28th, 2020

Baby Boomers and COVID-19

In the ample time available these days, one thinks of lots of things. Reflections on the future, of course, but also about this entire experience we are sharing.   We all have had the feeling, when going through a situation, that there was something vaguely familiar with the experience. Not déjà vu, but as though […]

 

 

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