My remarks at the Ibramerc Market Intelligence Forum

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The following is a transcript of my remarks before the Ibramerc Forum de Inteligência de Mercado in São Paulo, Brazil last week entitled, “The coming golden age of analysis.” In this speech I discuss how the profession of intelligence has gone through a very dark period, and why the coming disruptions in the global economy will make sophisticated intelligence methodologies …

Forget Futurists: Unless You Plan on Doing Futurism Right

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Right on time, the media is rekindling its affair with Futurists, the love that dare not speak its name. The cycle is the most predictable thing in all of predictology – as we blossom into the mania of Boom and Bust, the media becomes enamored of these exotic creatures that call themselves experts in the study of what’s next. Who …

Global Trends 2030 learns from past mistakes

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I’m kind of excited to see what becomes of the Global Trends 2030 project, an official futurist project run by the United States National Intelligence Council about the potential future scenarios for international security. Global Trends 2025 absolutely sucked. It was the perfect expression of the idiot mindset of the Bush Administration, a small, scared waste of money that led …