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For Future's Sake: Think Outside the Box

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Creativity, Detroit, Future, Innovation

Last year, in a survey of global CEO’s, it was said that creativity and innovative thinking would be the most critical skills of the future. As a futurist and business forecaster, I agree. It’s a cliche to say we need “to think outside the box” but I want to share with you just two ideas…


Invisible Vision or Seeing What Others Can't See

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Government

Nine years when I was director of the Office of Strategic Planning for the state of Minnesota, I urged labor leaders, government leaders and officials at the Ford plant in St. Paul (which closed in 2011 and took 600 jobs with it) to convert the facility into one that builds fuel cell vehicles. At the…


This Trend Won't Stay in Vegas: Self-Driven Cars

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Business, Future, Futurist

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” In the case of one emerging technological trend this won’t be true. On March 1, 2012 the state of Nevada will make it legal for self-driven cars to operate. Initially, Google, BMW and other automobile manufacturers will use the law to continue to work on improving the technology….


Ford's Faux Futuristic F*ck-Up

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Business, Business Model, Change, Social Media

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Ford and other automobile company’s efforts to entice young drivers into buying their products by offering vehicles that can stream Internet music, access news and podcasts, and even “send a tweet.” I’m sure some consumers will be intrigued by the ability to have their car send a…




A Window into the Future

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Business, Business Model, Education, Energy, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Utility

Corning Glass has created an impressive 11 minute video that offers a real “window” into the future. If you have the time, I highly recommend it … especially if you’re in the automotive, buildings & construction, education and/or health care industries:



20-Somethings to Drive Future Change

Posted in Automobile/Aerospace, Business, Business Model, Change, Future, Innovation, Insurance

A series of recent articles suggest that future earnings for “20-somethings” may be depressed in the future. That might very well be the case, but economists are historically awful at predicting how future technologies will disrupt old industries and jobs, create entirely new ones as well as change human behavior in some unexpected ways. Regardless…



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