Evolution Shift
A Future Look at Today
Information Age

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November 7th, 2007

Google, Cell Phones and Our Wireless Future

Google has now made the long awaited announcement that it would be entering the wireless arena.  It was not a product, or “Google Phone” roll-out, but rather the announcement of OHA, or the Open Handset Alliance.  OHA(my choice to come up with an acronym as the full name sounds a bit too bureaucratic and almost […]

 

 

October 23rd, 2007

Future of Energy – $100 a Barrel Oil

There is no question in my mind but that oil will rise to at least $100 a barrel within the next year. It is easy to see a scenario of $125 a barrel price in the same time frame. The triple digit price of oil will become the norm. Recently it has been trading in […]

 

 

October 8th, 2007

The Merchant Banker of Intellectual Capital

Intellectual Property (IP) has always been important.  However, as I have written here, in the last 30 years, it has replaced hard assets as the most important part of corporate valuations.  In the Shift Age IP will be the most important asset that any individual or company can own.  The ability to create value, transactions, […]

 

 

September 13th, 2007

Sometimes it is Easy to See the Future – 5

To quote from one of the four prior posts with this title: “While in many areas it might be difficult to see into the future, in the area of technology the future can be readily seen.  The speed of technological invention and innovation moves so quickly that we have barely assimilated a recent breakthrough when another […]

 

 

August 1st, 2007

The Financial Exchange for the 21st Century

The New York Stock Exchange was founded in 1817.  This was some 50 years after the beginning of the Industrial Age.  The need for the NYSE was, in part, a result of the transition of the U.S. economy from one that was completely agricultural to one that was rapidly becoming industrial.  During the course of […]

 

 

July 23rd, 2007

Made in China

Fifteen years ago, when Americans went shopping and came across the  phrase “Made in China” it usually was on small, inexpensive trinkets, toys and souvenirs.  Ten years ago we started to see these words on apparel.  Five years ago we started to see these words seemingly everywhere.  During the last five months, if we saw […]

 

 

July 2nd, 2007

The iPhone Starts It Up Again

People started using computers outside the corporate research lab in the 1950s.  The early computers created in garages were brought to market in the mid 1970s.  The PC came out in 1981.  The 1990s saw the early explosive growth of the laptop and the current decade is when the PDA and other wireless devices took […]

 

 

June 26th, 2007

Disintermediation – Say Good-Bye to the 6% Commission Rule.

In the last year I have written often about disintermediation. It is a force that is affecting numerous industries. Residential real estate, as I have written here, is one of those businesses. Any business that has historically inserted itself between buyer and seller and has also kept market information to itself is a business that […]

 

 

June 14th, 2007

Midlife Career Change

We live in a time of great shift and transformation.  I have written here about disintermediation and other trends that are reshaping the economic and cultural landscapes.  It is increasingly important to consider these forces when making major life decisions, especially as it pertains to work, business and the economy. As a member of the […]

 

 

June 6th, 2007

A Book Convention – Part Three: In the Year 2025

What is the future of the book and the book publishing industry?  That was the question that was in my mind while attending the Book Expo America convention this past week end.  In a business that is mature, flat to down in unit sales, and seems to dearly hold on to past business practices, what […]

 

 

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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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