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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 […]

 

 

April 20th, 2020

Earth Day? No it is the Earth Century!

NOTE:  11 years ago I wrote the column below.  I did it because I was getting pitched about Earth Day ideas I should write about.  As in people wanted to tout what they were going to do for Earth Day.  I simply lost it.  Don’t talk to me about Earth Day, Earth Month, Earth Year […]

 

 

February 4th, 2020

The Big Four Dynamics of the 2020s

The 2020s will be the most transformative and disruptive decade in history.  There will be a number of significant trends and dynamics that will greatly affect how humanity lives, works and plays.  I will take a deeper, more specific look at many of these in the next few columns. What I want to highlight now […]

 

 

January 3rd, 2020

2019/2020

  [parts of this column were published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune]  You will most likely read this column at the very end of 2019.  2020 is hours away. There is always the hoopla of the year-end: top ten lists, news reviews,  and, on a personal level, a look back at the year and what […]

 

 

November 4th, 2019

The First Internet Age Impeachment Trial

“The Medium is the Message”  – Marshall McLuhan It is fair to say that Dr. McLuhan is the greatest philosopher about media that has ever lived.  He wrote in the mid-20th Century and basically influenced how the world thought about Television. “The Global Village” was created by electronic media.  All his commentary on this subject […]

 

 

June 18th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

 This is the title of my new trilogy of eBooks. Book 1, subtitled “The Three Economies”, was published at the end of March. Book 2, subtitled “New Metrics and Technologies”, was published last week. Book 3, subtitled “Global to Personal”, will be published in early July. For information on the Finite Earth Economy and to […]

 

 

June 4th, 2019

The Center is not Holding

This is taken from the great W.B. Yeats poem but with different spelling: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  The ceremony of innocence is drowned  The full poem, one of the great pieces of poetry, is at the bottom of […]

 

 

April 23rd, 2019

The Earth Century

[Note to readers:  I am deep in writing a trilogy of eBooks with a tight deadline.  So I have decided to bring back some columns from the past, that many recent new subscribers might not have seen.  Since I am a futurist, I am called upon to make forecasts.  My firm commitment is to be […]

 

 

April 16th, 2019

Painfully Correct

[Note to readers:  I am deep in writing a trilogy of eBooks with a tight deadline.  So I have decided to bring back some columns from the past, that many recent new subscribers might not have seen.  Since I am a futurist, I am called upon to make forecasts.  My firm commitment is to be […]

 

 

March 27th, 2019

Innovation is Out of Date

 The title of this column is the title of a Power Point slide I often use in my presentations to CEOs, businesses and general audiences.  Though slightly tongue in cheek it is a true statement.  The point of the slide is that in the Shift Age all aspects of life have so sped up that […]

 

 

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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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