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August 15th, 2006

Truth or Consequences

In this space I have been clear about where the price of gasoline is going and, more importantly, what Americans and all global citizens need to do regarding energy.  The next twenty years are a critical time, a time of potentially great peril unless we have visionary leadership and full scientific and entrepreneurial mobilization toward […]

 

 

August 10th, 2006

A Different View of the Israel – Hezbollah Conflict

Modern man has moved through three different ages in the last 10,000 years. The Agricultural Age was from around 8,000 BC until the 1700s. The Industrial Age was from the 1700s to the last two decades of the 20th century, when the Information Age began. The great Alvin Toffler referred to these ages as the […]

 

 

August 6th, 2006

Dachau

Yes, Dachau, the first major concentration camp opened by the Nazis. As a futurist visiting Dachau, I had a similar viewpoint that I touched upon in the recent post on Berlin: how looking back at awful events can help us today and that the awful events of today, when taken in a historical perspective, are […]

 

 

July 24th, 2006

Freedom is just another name for……….Berlin

It is easy for us all to get caught up in our lives. It is also very easy to think that times have never been worse in the world, that the world problems of ‘our time’ are more serious than in the past. As a futurist, I try to look closely at the present, but […]

 

 

July 17th, 2006

The World Cup Points the Way

All the yellow cards, red cards, fake injuries and head butts aside, the recently completed World Cup was a magnificent global phenomenon. The world came together around the single biggest sporting event on earth. It has always been the quadrennial big event, but this time there was a certain amplification that was different. The first […]

 

 

July 14th, 2006

A Voice of Disintermediation Speaks

Earlier this week I made a post on William Yeh, a man who personifies disintermediation, in this case the final step of disintermediation in the stock brokerage business.  Since that time, people have asked me about why he could do what he is doing, how he could stay in business with prices that are more […]

 

 

July 11th, 2006

I Shake a Hand of Disintermediation

As regular readers of this blog know, I have been exploring the subject of disintermediation.  It is a dynamic force that has and will be reorganizing our culture and economy.  In an early post on the subject, I pointed out that in the late 1990s the Internet acted as the agent of disintermediation for the […]

 

 

July 7th, 2006

Fortunately, an Incorrect Prediction

Back in April, I took a futuristic look back as the price of gasoline from the vantage point of April 2009.  The point was to suggest how the price of a gallon of gas got to $7.33.  In that post, I wrote: “July 2006 There was general outrage at the pump and on the airwaves, […]

 

 

July 5th, 2006

Sometimes it is Easy to See the Future

Across the full spectrum of human endeavor, it is often hard to see what the future might be. Trend lines can be seen, and directions understood, but specific pictures of the future can be vague.  However, our future shows up most clearly in the area of technology.  Technology lets us see new potential.  It shows […]

 

 

June 28th, 2006

Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the Future

 Compassion and Wealth Together Given the last post on this blog, this weeks announcement of the astoundingly magnanimous and generous gift that Warren Buffett made to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worthy of comment.  Simply put, Warren Buffett, the second wealthiest man in the United States, after Bill Gates, gave more than 80% […]

 

 

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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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