If the Coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that life IS change. If that’s true, how does planning work if you could be deeply affected by the next Black Swan? I firmly believe that there are two ways in which to run your life and… Read More »The Pros And Cons Of Resilience
The Coronavirus is a Black Swan: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.… Read More »The Upside Of Black Swans
The famous quote from the original cyberpunk author William Gibson – “the future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed” is everywhere, and mostly true. At least that was primarily true before 2020. I feel that there is a change in the air. We… Read More »The Future Is Already Here. Full Stop.
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999, near the tail end of the craziness around Web 1.0. Webvan (a now-defunct delivery company) spend millions of dollars setting up the food delivery company of the future. Simple domain names like Pets.com were going… Read More »Get Your Silicon Valley Magic Dust, Right Here.
The very first words spoken to Philip J. Fry when he stepped out of the cryogenic chamber are apt for ringing in 2020. Can you believe that it’s 2020? According to science fiction, by now we would have: Flying cars Landed humans on Mars Time… Read More »Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow!!!
Having a great conversation with folks on the existence – or non-existence – of flying cars at this seemingly late date. Started with – would you prefer flying or self-driving cars? To whit, I said: By now we should have self-flying cars! Seriously. Personally, I… Read More »It’s 2020: So Where’s My Flying Car?
While it’s not explicitly mentioned in the earlier Star Trek series before Discovery, the Star Trek universe, as described, is a “post-scarcity economy.” If you are unaware of what that is, its an economy that has figured out how to eliminate scarce resources. Assumingly, in… Read More »Your Customers Want A Perfect World Today
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
Timing Really Is Most Everything I’ve said many times before, being a futurist is like being a meteorologist, you are usually right, but at the wrong time. I think it’s futurist’s bane always to be right – but too early. I feel as humans, we… Read More »Executing The Future Creates It