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August 24th, 2021

Listen to the Future – Now!

Readers know that I am involved with The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank.  Along with Philip Kotler, Jason Apollo Voss I co-founded the Institute back in 2017 with a vision of creating something new, exciting, and influential by 2020. Last year I became the Managing Director. The Sarasota Institute is not a […]



August 16th, 2021

The Climate Crisis: From Denial to Disconnection

If you have consumed any news media in the past few weeks, you know we have entered a climate crisis that is deadly real.  It can no longer be denied. Here are just a few of the stories of this summer: the IPCC of the UN have issued the most comprehensive report on climate change […]



August 10th, 2021

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 […]



July 20th, 2021

The Future of the Workplace #2

Go for a drive of any length through any urban or suburban neighborhood and the signs are everywhere: “Hiring!”  “Now hiring!”  “Jobs available”  I am sure most readers have had this same experience in the last 45 days.  Now that the states are opening up, it seems like every company is looking for employees. The […]



July 13th, 2021

Congratulations Sir Richard!

Congratulations Sir Richard Branson on your first flight into space, on your own spacecraft!  It was a childhood dream made real.  That seemed to be your key message to those on earth; that if someone from the boomer generation could go from childhood cardboard to the creation of private space travel, what can the generations […]



June 28th, 2021

The Future of the Workplace #1

Starting in Spring 2020 I suggested that if COVID-19 lasted, in first and second wave, a year, that this year would trigger some five year’s worth of change, and it has.  Once it became clear that reality had changed, our lives and most aspects of them would experience accelerated change and transformation.  We are now […]



June 6th, 2021

“The 2020s: A Decade of Cognitive Dissonance”

First, a thank you to all the people who have purchased the just released paperback version of my latest book.  Clearly many people are realizing that they are in various states of cognitive dissonance.  It is the state we will be in for much of this decade. Second, this is the first of several columns […]



May 24th, 2021

A Decade of Cognitive Dissonance Column 2

In an earlier column here I introduced both the concept of cognitive dissonance and my latest book about it.  When I wrote that column, I had just published the eBook version of the book for the promotional price of $2.99.  I did this to allow followers and readers of mine an opportunity to get the […]



May 7th, 2021

The #forkintheroadproject Goes Public with First #Fork Talks

As regular readers know, I am one of three global futurists that are the initiators of the #forkintheroadproject.  In a column back in March I introduced you to this global initiative. Since this initiative was launched in January it has grown significantly with an ever -increasing number of initial signers and participants in our four […]



April 14th, 2021

A Decade of Cognitive Dissonance

  [Note to readers:  I have been AWOL here for the past few weeks as I had to finish the last draft of this latest book of mine.  I am back to regular posting here.  Thank you!]  The 2020s will be a decade of cognitive dissonance.  We will all experience more cognitive dissonance in the […]



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