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Resilience is Always Local

Great video here from Eric Garland on why the best strategy for resilience may be to grow some deep roots in your own hometown. If you have time and want to meet up with some brilliant (and fun) people, be … Continue reading

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Not the Beginning or the End

SYSTEM FAILURE. A simple two-word error message summarizes virtually every major news headline over the past five years. In fact, it is difficult to name a single public institution which we hold in high esteem. Government. Healthcare. Education. Religion. Even … Continue reading

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On the Garland Report

Eric Garland is wayyyy too interesting (and funny) not to be on prime-time. So, catch his Garland Report on the internet while you still can. Yesterday, I was a guest and we had great conversation on the weak recovery, alternative … Continue reading

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Time, Loops, and Cycles

If you can sense the pattern (or rhythm) of things, you sometimes can get an understanding of what comes next.  Cycles are useful in understanding how and when trends change. History seldom repeats itself, but it usually rhymes.  The economic … Continue reading

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The New Glocal Economy

Over the past few years, it seems like people have been feeling pulled in all directions.  Businesses have learned how to do more with fewer people. In many industries, we have seen the disappearance of jobs, the workplace, and the … Continue reading

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Seven Themes for the Coming Decade

Understanding long-term trends is an important tool for identifying opportunities and risks.  STEEP analysis looks at the world through five different perspectives – Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Political.  The following are the major themes that are presently shaping the … Continue reading

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Hard at Work in the Jobless future

Fresh off the press, my new article on workplace trends in this month’s issue of The Futurist.   It looks great!  Here it is, courtesy of the World Future Society, http://www.wfs.org. Hard at Work

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