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March 22nd, 2012

The Easiest Way to Understand Health Care Reform

[An apology to my regular and long time readers:  this has been the longest time I have ever gone between columns.  I have been starting work on my next book and have allowed that to take top priority during my writing time every day.  Now that it is well underway, I am back with another […]



February 22nd, 2012

The New Health Age

We have entered a new health age in this early part of the 21st century.  Humanity and particularly Americans are entering a new time of medical miracles and health care.  The thinking, delivery and economics of medicine and health care are changing and these changes will be accelerating in the next few years. In the […]



January 24th, 2012

Memes to Movements

The three forces of the Shift Age are the Flow to Global, the Flow to the Individual and the Accelerated Electronic Connectedness of the planet.  There are 7 billion humans alive today and 5.3 billion of them have cell phones.  3 billion people connect to the Internet every day.  These are the forces and the […]



January 12th, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Well, here we are in 2012.  There is much about change and expectation in the air.  This is the year of the quadrennial presidential election in America, the ongoing drama about the future of the Euro and the next stage of the Occupy movement.  We continue to suffer the on-going debt overhang and hangover from […]



December 4th, 2011


The Occupy Wall Street movement must be looked at from both a historical and future perspective.  If you have just received your information through the main stream media of this movement you do not have a clear picture of its significance. Occupy is a historically unprecedented movement.  In one month it went from several dozen […]



October 9th, 2011

Farewell to a Futurist

Thank you, Steve. That is what we all have been saying in the past few days, usually with emotion, often deep emotion.  Life went on pause when I first heard the news.  My wife shed tears.  The statements – visual and written – that poured in evoked even more emotion.  How Steve touched people and […]



September 27th, 2011

The Pirates of Berlin

The recent elections in Berlin brought a breath of fresh air to the old, dull, gray landscape of political parties around the world.  At a time when it is hard to tell the difference between parties as they espouse old, tired, out-of-date ideas, along comes something completely different – the Pirate Party of Berlin. Prior […]



September 19th, 2011

Some Disturbing Thoughts About 2012

In the last three years, I have spoken about how 2012 might well be one of the most change-filled, disruptive years in America in recent memory.  It is a quadrennial election year.  It is the year of the Mayan Prophecy.  It figures to be a year of political conflict between those who want to hold […]



September 7th, 2011


[Note: The following column was published in the last Shift Age Newsletter.  If you would like a free subscription to the Newsletter, please click here and fill out the short subscription form] Many of us attend conferences that are about certain topics, such as new technology, new behaviors or new forms of communicating. Speakers and […]



August 24th, 2011

The Macro Economic Forecast – 8/11

[Note:  This column was recently published in my Shift Age Newsletter. Please click here to sign up for a free subscription.] In the past few months – and particularly the past few weeks – I’ve been asked everyday about what I think the near-term economic future will be. People even ask me about the stock […]



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