Recent articles for The Atlantic:
- How Quebec’s ‘Maple Spring’ Protests Fit With the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street (Sort Of)
- The Next Money: As The Big Economies Falter, Micro-Currencies Rise
- Peak Intel: How So-Called Strategic Intelligence Is Actually Making Us Dumber
- The Weakening of Nations: How Tax Work-Arounds Undermine Our Society
Some past articles:
- Scenarios in Practice: Futuring in the Pharmaceutical Industry – A practical guide for how to use strategic scenarios to measure the robustness and likelihood of success for your current strategy.
- Getting Ahead by Looking Ahead - A brief explanation of why the analysis of long-term trends is essential to short term success.
- There’s No Lack of Talent or Technology – An essay written for the Oil & Gas industry as they face what they are calling, “The Big Shift Change,” and half of their technical talent heads for retirement. We see that through broad strategic thinking and a commitment to innovation, neither talent nor technology will be scarce for those who wish to use them to their benefit.
- The Experience Economy: The High Life of Tomorrow – Inspired by some forecasts we read about all citizens owning a dozen flat screen televisions in every home and consuming the world’s resources like crazed locusts, we did some research and found that the global wealthy are moving beyond physical goods, which are quite pedestrian. Anyone can have a Gucci handbag, but not everybody can play guitar and party with the remaining members of their favorite rock band – hence, the Experience Economy.
- Latinos in America’s Cultural Laboratory - An article on the future of Latino immigration to the United States, one that reminds people not to simply assume that all immigrants come to permanently become part of U.S. society. In effect, the United States is becoming the world’s largest temporary labor firm – so, what does this mean?
- Can Minority Languages Be Saved? - Years ago there was concern that the world’s cultures were being “Americanized,” and that local culture was waning. Our trend research actually showed that while thousands of tiny languages were extinct, several minority languages were using modern technologies to preserve their languages and enhance their special cultures.
Interviews with EG:
- Look Beyond the iPod – An interview with the Trend Letter on how leaders need to make a special effort to go beyond fads and media hype to remain aware of the truly influential trends that will create the future.
- What is Most Likely to Matter Tomorrow – An interview with ExecuNet’s CareerSmart Advisor magazine on why successful executives must find a rigorous, professional method of combining broad thinking and day-to-day managerial skills.