Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today

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September 8th, 2010

San Jose Knows the Way

I travel a lot. Delivering 100+ speeches a year means I am in multiple airports most weeks of the year. This allows me to do an ongoing comparative analysis of airport design: what works, what doesn’t work, and what each city thinks travelers want and need. Many airports are just old-fashioned, out of date and […]



August 25th, 2010

A Video Update on Past Columns

In a recent television interview I touched on some points that regular readers will realize have been forecasts I have made in this column over the past couple of years. Over a short but wide ranging interview with Chicago Fox News Anchor Bob Sirott  I touched on forecasts previously made about thrift being the new […]



August 4th, 2010

A Futurist’s Forecast for e-Books

The recent announcement from Amazon that in the past three months they had sold more e-books for their Kindle reader than hardcover books is significant.  It confirms that 2010 will be the year of lift off for e-books.  Amazon said that it sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books, including hardcovers for which […]



June 27th, 2010

Some Recent Columns at Oprah.com

Many of you have been loyal readers of this blog for years and to all of you I loudly say thank you!  As many of you may know, about four months ago I became a featured contributor on Oprah.com writing a column every other week.  In fact, since I started to write that column it […]



June 6th, 2010

A 21st Century City – Part Two

In my last column I wrote about Dubai and that it is a 21st Century city.  As a futurist I felt at home being there as it feels like a city that is fully looking forward rather than stuck in a legacy past.  In this column I want to take a look at some of […]



May 16th, 2010

A 21st Century City – Part One

In recent columns, here and here, I have written about how looking at the world through a lens of centuries can help to clarify what is in ascendancy and what is in decline.  Is something 20th Century or is it 21st Century? I recently spent five days in Dubai.  Dubai is truly a 21st Century […]



April 28th, 2010

Earth Life/Century

We just celebrated the 40th anniversary Earth Day.  Earth Day has been a remarkable creation that, over the last 40 years, created awareness of environmental issues.  As with many other issues, a coordinated, well promoted day long event has worked well in this media saturated world.  Pick a date, work tirelessly for months, create awareness […]



April 14th, 2010

Google Won

In the conflict with China over net censorship and cyber attacks, Google won. I know the media continues to cover this story as an on-going one as it may pertain to Google’s business, their competitor’s opportunities and attempts at describing the Great Fire Wall of China and how it operates.  That is just news media […]



April 1st, 2010

A 21st Century Music Experience

The last column here about 20th versus 21st century generated not only on-line comments but many more offline conversations with people.  It does seem to be a way for non-futurists to separate what is steeped in legacy and what is new and forward facing. It was with this mind set that I went to a […]



March 23rd, 2010

20th Century Versus 21st Century

In the past year I have found that framing conversations about certain topics with the context of being of the 20th century or of the 21st century to be clarifying for most people. I have written extensively about humanity being in transition between the Information Age and the Shift Age.  Those who have heard me […]



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