Category: Futurist

A Corona Bedtime Story: The Great Realization

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It is said that art imitates life, and significant events (positive or otherwise) often later show up in art, literature, music, and theatre, especially stories.  One youthful man imagines how the world’s experience with COVID might affect the bedtime stories he’ll tell his children in this three and a half minute

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The Other Side of Clarity – Warren Bennis

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One of the greatest management writers, Warren Bennis, once remarked that “leaders bring clarity.”   Perhaps one of the most important ways this happens is identifying what a company stands for (values) and how it’s going to make money (strategy).  The problem is that everyone in the organization may bring their own interpretation

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Higher Education: Undergoing Substantial Change & Survival of the Fittest

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Higher education has historically been viewed by many as a place of occupational safety characterized by tenure, solid endowments and the absence of the make or break competition that characterizes the business world.  Rarely have institutions of higher education failed.  Until now. Fifty-five high quality, private colleges have closed down and

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The Algebra of Happiness

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Academics and Business people need each other but often see the world very differently.   Dr. Scott Galloway at the Stern School at NYU who is also a startup veteran, and public company board member has lived in both worlds and built an impressive reputation for astute analysis, commentary, and remarkable

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The Economic Lookout – Where We Are Headed

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It’s Not 2008  (Yet): More market turbulence and some weakening economic indicators are causing many to assume a recession is around the corner.  Economist Brian Wesbury thinks otherwise and revisits some earlier downturns for some perspective which leads him to conclude it’s “This Is Not 2008”. Omens and Portents: Various metrics such as the yield

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A Great American – Herb Meyer – RIP

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A Great American, RIP Vistage, the international peer group organization for CEOs and KEY executives is truly fortunate to have hundreds of subject matter experts who bring expertise and wisdom to its C-Level Members.  One of the most prominent was Vistage Speaker Herb Meyer who passed away recently from injuries suffered

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Great Thinkers Who Had Spectacularly Bad Predictions

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None of us would like to have every prediction we’ve made posted for public review.  But regardless of how wrong you’ve been, you’re in good company.  Check out these 29 spectacularly wrong technology predictions made by some of the most famous people in history who show that getting a one or

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Queen Mary’s Annual Visit

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If it’s early summer, it’s time for Mary Meeker’s (aka “Queen of the Internet”) annual report on internet trends.  Meeker is a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins and was named one the “The Ten Smartest People in Tech” by Fortune Magazine.  Her annual report on the internet is eagerly

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“Which Way to Pointe du Hoc?”

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The coincidence of 2019 commencement ceremonies and the 75th anniversary of D-Day caused WSJ columnist and Reagan White House speechwriter Peggy Noonan to reflect on the challenges that confront each generation. Her thoughts on the Normandy Invasion, and in particular of the men who under fire climbed a near vertical

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Week of April 29, 2019

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“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought”  Laurence J. Peter Author, “The Peter Principle” ——————————————————— Required Reading-The Death of Retirement During the Great Recession of 2008, many people were afraid of going broke.  Now at the height of one of the

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