1. Ten Rules for Bootstrapping Your Business

    When the going gets tough, the tough go bootstrapping Walk a Mile in These Bootstrapped Shoes.In much the same way nature operates, the world of business operates in fluid balance with money serving as its breathable oxygen. As with nature, businesses feed off the less fortunate, using their superior strength to suffocate and feed off of the revenue streams of their daily prey, walking casually aw…Read More

  2. The Search Command Center

    The Library of the Future Series: Part 2 - The Search Command Center As a child, it was embarrassing to ask for help. I didn’t want people to think I was the “dumb student”, and I especially didn’t want to be the one asking dumb questions in a library around people I didn’t know. My assumption was that if I had to ask, I was obviously missing something. Perhaps I should wait until I was …Read More

  3. The Empire of One

    "The fundamental unit of the new economy is not the corporation, but the individual." - Thomas Malone & Robert Laubacher Running a solo business in the past meant that you had a one-person practice, most often offering a professional service, well suited for lawyers, accountants, and doctors.  However, a new breed of solo business has emerged that allows people to leverage the power of the In…Read More

  4. The Happiness Index

    A New Way to Measure the World Around Us What is the value of being happy? Yes, happiness means different things to different people, but even without having a common definition, happiness has become a significant focal point of study and research around the world. And working on the assumption that whatever we measure will get better, the "happiness index" will become a significant measuring stic…Read More

  5. Creating the Ultimate Information Experience

    Planning Our Next Generation Libraries Literacy is a learned skill involving an ability to transform characters on paper into mental concepts and images. Listening to an audio book requires a slightly different skill, but requires the ability to transform audio sounds into mental concepts and images. The trend in the information world is to make the interface between information and our brains as …Read More

  6. The New, New Language Wars

    When the United States was founded, only 40 percent of the people living within its boundaries spoke English as their first language. Today that number is 87%. For most of us, English is like the air we breathe: natural, given, right.  However, language is rarely a given, a fact of which many groups are painfully aware. Language is a key battleground for national and cultural conflict. (more&hell…Read More

  7. Death to the Gatekeepers

    A new generation of freedom-loving entrepreneurs have made it their mission to circumvent gatekeepers By Thomas Frey, Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute Recently a decision was made to allow people in 12 South American nations to travel from country to country without visas. Much like the efficiencies gained from a similar decision in the European Union, these countrie…Read More

  8. The Future of Education

    The pace of change is mandating that we produce a faster, smarter, better grade of human being. Current systems are preventing that from happening. Future education system will be unleashed with the advent of a standardized rapid courseware-builder and a single point global distribution system. "Education is now the number one economic priority in today's global economy." - John Naisbitt, Author o…Read More

  9. Ten Key Trends for Women in 2005 and Beyond

    As people move through life, they search for signposts along the way. They search for those rare pieces of intelligence that give them a gut-level feeling of confidence about what to do next. Today's women are particularly adept at reading these signposts, which range from magazine articles, to movies, to conversations with a people they trust. They trust their instincts and aren't afraid to make …Read More

  10. The Coming Collapse of Income Tax

    A System on the Verge of Self-Destruction Within the next ten years the income tax system in the United States will be dismantled. A number of emerging new forces coupled with the universal dislike of the system will soon gain enough of a toehold to cause it to collapse. State income tax systems will be dismantled either shortly thereafter or at the same time. It is a system that has mushroomed ou…Read More