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November 2nd, 2020

Dark Winter Ahead

[Part of this column was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune]   U.S. The next three months will be a time of darkness in America.  This will be due to COVID-19.  We are entering a time when the past experiences we have had with the virus as a nation will seem more like a prologue.   […]

 

 

October 26th, 2020

All the Cascading Consequences Ahead

 [This column was published earlier here in Medium] Everything that is happening now will be triggering cascading consequences well into the future. We are all so fully immersed in the disruption we are going through… there are huge problems we are managing as leaders, workers, parents, students and simply being family members. It is difficult […]

 

 

October 22nd, 2020

America Has Become a One Marshmallow Country

In the 1960s and into the early 1970s, psychologist Walter Mischel* created the “marshmallow test”. The basic premise was to see whether children could develop the self-discipline of delayed gratification. A researcher would sit in a room with a child. When the researcher had to step outside the room for an indeterminant time, she gave […]

 

 

October 12th, 2020

Utopia or Oblivion?

  “Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion                   Fuller wrote this back in 1969, an incredibly […]

 

 

October 5th, 2020

Think of COVID-19 as a Bike with Training Wheels for the 2020s

[Mu of his column just appeared in the Sarasota Herald- Tribune Clear image, right?  Either a memory from your childhood or from parenthood. The first lesson is to learn how to peddle, break, hand signal, turn and generally adapt to the concept of a bike.  My father was hard core.  He said no training wheels, […]

 

 

September 28th, 2020

A Tale of Two Markets

  “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” This of course is one of the most famous first lines of any novel.  Dickens was describing a particular time.  As a futurist I have often used this phrase but in a slightly different way. The best of times usually refers to […]

 

 

September 16th, 2020

Entering the Global Stage of Human Evolution – Part Two

The 21st Century is a huge and deeply significant transition to this new global stage of human evolution. In fact, this new stage underpins the remaining chapters of this book*.  Every aspect of human life is being integrated into an ever more connected global reality. The entire 150,000 year history of Modern Humanity has brought […]

 

 

September 8th, 2020

Entering the Global Stage of Human Evolution – Part One-

[This column is an excerpt from “The 2020s:  The Most Disruptive Decade in History”.  This was first published as a column in Medium] We are now in the global stage of human evolution. The Flow to Global is one of three flows of the Shift Age. The label “global” has become common. In the last […]

 

 

August 26th, 2020

The Future of Education

Staying with the education theme for the week, here is an interview I did 9 years ago when my book “Shift Ed:  A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”  As I looked at this, wondering if it was too old, I realized the conversation I was having with the news anchor could have happened […]

 

 

August 25th, 2020

The Market of XYZ

For the moment, please indulge me a level of opacity.  I want to present a very large and highly respected market segment of the US economy in abstraction.   In the last 50 years, the XYZ marketplace has become ever more central to the US.  It has become the envy of the world.  People from […]

 

 

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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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