1. Rethinking the Future of Health Care

    It wasn’t what I had planned on a 70 degree day last week when “springtime in the Rockies” was in full bloom. But I was on my way to the hospital, and over the next 24 hours I would learn much about a healthcare industry that is woefully unprepared for the changes that lie ahead. Just moments …Read More

  2. The Laws of Transparency

    Can you feel the layers being lifted? Transparency is entering our lives in unusual ways and much like having individual veils lifted from a multi-veiled garment; we are now seeing the world around us with far greater clarity. At the same time, the people who are being watched and observed are feeli…Read More

  3. Charting a New Frontier for Colleges and Universities

    The great reset has not yet finished its resetting process, and colleges are moving quickly into the crosshairs, with government funding, grants, and student loans all harder to get. With a mindset steeped in tradition, college leadership is pushing institutions to be, as the U.S. Marines like to sa…Read More

  4. 12 Laws of the Future

    For several decades now I have been contemplating our relationship with the future. Many of my colleagues think of me as that crazy guy who assigns human attributes to this thing we call the future. On occasion you can hear me uttering phrases like, “I know it’s going to be a great day because t…Read More

  5. Global Elections

    Over the past month I have hosted a series of meetings to discuss the topic of global elections. The purpose of these discussions was to help expand our understanding of the topic. I also truly believe that someone will begin to produce global elections, in a meaningful way, sometime very soon. To b…Read More

  6. City of the Future – Part 2

      Building Culture, Striving for "Divine Context" As we start to understand the way people connect with their local communities in the future, we begin to see a growing need for central gathering places to help drive person-to-person activities. Ironically, at a time when cities are very strapped f…Read More

  7. The Future of Philanthropy

    Former Citigroup Chairman Walter Wriston once said, “Capital goes where it's welcome and stays where it's well treated.” Philanthropy has traditionally been the interface between wealth and need. It gives pride to the wealthy, give purpose to those without, and gives hope to the underprivileged.…Read More

  8. City of the Future – Part One

    Great communities are founded on great ideas. At the same time, our most admired communities become a magnet, attracting the brightest minds. The relational effect is clear: Bright minds make a community great, and great communities attract bright minds. In the future, communities will be designed a…Read More

  9. Power of 10 Interface

    Information at the speed of need The distance between information and our brain is getting shorter. Twenty years ago if you had access to a large information base, such as the Library of Congress, and someone asked you a series of questions, your task would have been to pour through the racks of boo…Read More