December 29th, 2008
The year 2008 will obviously go down as one of the most eventful years in recent history. It was the year that Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. It was the year that the Internet replaced print and TV as the driving force in a presidential election. It was the beginning of the end of 15 years of divisive cultural politics in America.
2008 was the year of the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. This collapse was the first one since the beginning of the new global economy and thus showed how humanity and all of …
December 9th, 2008
We are coming to an end of the greatest financial age of sports in history. The twelve years between 1996 and 2008 were years when the money around sports exploded beyond any precedent era. This also means that, going forward, the economics around sports in general will decline, at least for the next 5-8 years if not longer.
The bookends for these 12 years of explosive financial growth are the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and the Beijing Olympics of 2008. The Atlanta Olympics were the first post-cold war Olympics and, being held in the U.S. created a huge marketing platform. The …
September 21st, 2008
As a futurist, I view the financial crisis that exploded last week from a high level, long term perspective. The macro forces that are reshaping our world must be considered when such a crisis occurs. In addition this particular crisis will force us to reevaluate long held economic ideals that may no longer have validity in their purest forms.
It is important to state that there are many traceable causes to this crisis. It is these particulars that politicians and those that need to blame something or someone will focus on as a way to justify a point of view or …