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January 20th, 2022

A Look Into 2022 – A Split Screen Year

Thank you to all the readers who spent $.99 to buy a copy of this book!  It has been #1 on Amazon in the category of short books on business and money.   If you haven’t yet splurged, here is where you can drop your $.99 . Last week I posted some of the forecasts for […]

 

 

January 12th, 2022

Forecasts for 2022

Historically, January has been the month when I have been asked by various media outlets to speak about what will happen in the new year.  Obviously, people think that a futurist is exactly the right person to whom that question should be asked, and I have been doing so for more than a decade.  I […]

 

 

December 13th, 2021

When Will the Frogs Drop from the Sky?

This phrase popped into my head a week ago when I heard that the tallest volcano in Indonesia had a massive eruption.  This on the heels of the volcano in the Canary Islands, the on-going eruption and lava flow in Hawaii.  A search provided the fact that there have been 70 eruptions from 69 volcanos […]

 

 

November 23rd, 2021

The Golden Age of Design and Redesign

The Shift Age is the transition from the reality of the past and the emerging reality that will be in dominance in the 2030s.  The 2020s may well be the last full decade of the Shift Age and is likely to be the single most disruptive decade in history.  The Agricultural Age, from roughly 8000 […]

 

 

November 14th, 2021

Measurable Numerical Targets not Word Salad

One of the late announcements from the COP26 conference comes from China and the United States who jointly announced an agreement to “enhance ambition”. Huh?  Enhance Ambition.  Anyone know what that means? Let’s go to the dictionary, the first place to go when one is not sure of the meaning of words: Enhance:  “to raise […]

 

 

November 9th, 2021

Strategic Retreat

This is a topic that needs to be addressed urgently, but is not even on the agenda at COP26. So far, the agenda has been about groups of countries making grand statements concerning reducing carbon emissions sometime in the future. As stated in my prior column, humanity emits 100 million tons of CO2 into the […]

 

 

November 1st, 2021

Blah! Blah! Blah! *

  *Greta Thunberg at a recent climate conference Greta Thunberg has become the leading voice of her generation globally on the climate crisis.  The Swedish teenager simply cuts through the double talk of government and business leaders on the urgency of what humanity faces Here is the link to one of the many news reports […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

September 7th, 2021

Talk is Good. Action is Essential

In a recent column I wrote that we have left the time of denial and entered the time of disconnection.  It is completely clear to anyone who is aware that something has changed with the climate.  As someone who has, through writings and speeches, been a target of climate change deniers, this year has been […]

 

 

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