1. 2.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – The Coming Legal Marijuana Era

    With the hippie generation moving into the seat of power, many of the hard-line arguments for keeping marijuana on the same banned substance lists as heroine and cocaine are fading into the history books. The challenge all along for those wishing for outright legalization of pot has been that it doesn’t exactly fall into the “good for you” category, parents raising small kids are afraid of i…Read More

  2. 1.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – The End of Golf

    Golf has hit a brick wall, a veritable trifecta of bad luck. Rest assured, golf won’t be going away anytime soon, but the current industry slump is only the beginning of a much larger trend. When you combine the fact that there are too many golf courses, declining revenue streams, record number of golf course bankruptcies, the implosion of the game’s only superstar, Tiger Woods, and an emergin…Read More

  3. iTunes U – The Rise of the 800 Pound Guerrilla

      In April 2009 Stanford University announced that its iPhone Application Programming course had broken the 1 million download mark from the Apple iTunes site. And it did it in record time - less than seven weeks. The course is nothing more than a series of classroom videos being taught by a team of Apple engineers. But the price was set at that very attractive price point of "free." One catch th…Read More

  4. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Four

    Disruptive Scenarios NOTE: The following is the fourth in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Most of us have great difficulty translating ideas of what the future holds into useful stories and concepts. For this next section, I have chosen to describe the upcoming changes in terms of scenarios. Each gives a brief description of one ele…Read More

  5. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Three

    Disruptive Technologies NOTE: The following is the third in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution Even though learning technologies will ascend to the realm of the virtual world, there will still be interface devices that connect digital learning with the human mind. In this section I will focus on five disruptive technologies to give you…Read More

  6. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part Two

    The College Experience NOTE: The following is the second in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution   Colleges and Universities carry with them considerable inertia. They have long-standing traditions, huge alumni networks, solid brands in the minds of consumers, and are more durable than corporations with many having lasted centuries and …Read More

  7. The Future of Colleges & Universities – Part One

    The Future of Colleges & Universities: Blueprint for a Revolution NOTE: The following is the first in a four part series title: The Future of Colleges & Universities:  Blueprint for a Revolution A recent article in the Washington Post began with the statement that today’s college students “may be part of the last generation for which ‘going to college’ means packing up, getting a …Read More

  8. The Coolest Profession on Earth – Next Generation Agriculture

    Future agribusiness professionals will be some of the most highly skilled people on earth, and the envy of the executive class When people think of farming, they typically conjure up images of a tractor cresting a hill billowing large plumes of exhaust into the air. However, recent news of a system for channeling tractor exhaust into the dirt, so carbon fumes are plowed into the soil eliminating t…Read More

  9. When Smart Grid Meets Smart Home

      Way back when guys were sporting white leisure suits and “mod” hair styles, I enrolled in my first programming class. In 1973, programmers were introduced to the far less glamorous world of FORTRAN working with machines that churned out punch cards. Like electricity, computer power was a precious commodity that was closely metered. As a more mature industry, electric power had become a stap…Read More

  10. Top 8 Future Trend Report

    According to Wikipedia, "futurology is the philosophy, science, art and practice of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. Futurist studies seek to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change, and what is novel." Because of our unusually fast changing society it become more important than ever to keep our ears to …Read More