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April 11th, 2017

A Review of Past Forecasts – Technology

Last week I took a look back at forecasts made here about media. This week we look back on forecasts made about technology. Again, as a futurist I post forecasts on my web site, what I forecast and when that forecast was made. February 2008 “We now have “smart” phones. In the years ahead everything […]

 

 

December 13th, 2016

2016 Election: Political Parties

The headline is simple: 2016 is the beginning of the end of the two party duopoly in the United States. As stated in an earlier column, when a duopoly brings to market the two least respected and liked “products” in history, it is no longer functional and responsive. More on what 2020 might look like […]

 

 

November 22nd, 2016

So Now What? Post Election Thoughts and Forecasts

[Note: parts of this column first appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Also note that this will be the first of several posts relative to the election. Emotions are all high and this will be top of mind to millions around the world so it is a good portal to discuss what is ahead and what […]

 

 

September 3rd, 2014

A New Stage of the Global Economy is Beginning – Part One

As a futurist I look at the world of economics through different filters than do economists. I am certainly not trained as an economist nor as a financial advisor. I write this disclaimer as I am frequently asked about “the economy” and long term investments by people wanting to better invest their money. Dividing economics […]

 

 

July 16th, 2014

The Global Cup

The just completed World Cup was an amazing event.  Along with the Olympics it is the truly global sporting event.  I would venture to say that in the 32 countries that had teams in the Cup the ratings and awareness of the games was much greater than for the Olympics.  In those countries, hundreds and […]

 

 

February 28th, 2013

The Hagel Nomination and a 21st Century Defense Department

The politically delayed confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become the Secretary of Defense could well be a pivot point, and an essential one, for the future of the Department.  It is time for this most important arm of the government to become more aligned with 21st century realities. Much of the thinking in the United […]

 

 

January 1st, 2013

The Coming Transformation in Education

Since the beginning of the Transformation Decade in 2010, I have been saying that education at all levels will undergo transformation by 2020.  The book I wrote with Jeff Cobb, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12”, published in early 2011, called for nothing less than transformation.  Reform is an outdated word and […]

 

 

December 19th, 2012

The Transformation Decade: 2010-2020

Almost three years ago, on 01-01-10 I wrote a column called “The Transformation Decade”.  On this digital date I suggested that this decade would be shaped by massive transformation.  The dictionary definition of transformation is “a change in nature, shape, form or character”.   This means that this ten-year period will be a decade when most […]

 

 

November 6th, 2011

Well, Hello Drachma!

The Eurozone is a mess.  Mathematics, common sense, recognition of a changed reality, and, yes, democracy have all taken a back seat to a deep-seated, ego-related loyalty to a broken idea from the 20th century.  This is one of a number of situations today where legacy thinking from the last century is propping up institutions […]

 

 

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