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Women Rise to Power: Aftermath from Outing Sexual Predators

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The growing number of men being outed for sexual harassment and assault will lead to one of the most profound changes in society in decades, perhaps centuries. Women, who compose the majority of the population … Continue reading

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The Stock Market Is a Bad Bet

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.”                – John Maynard Keynes * The U.S. stock market has been on one of the great bull market runs … Continue reading

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Who Pays for Climate Change?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Hurricane Harvey was not a surprise. At least, it shouldn’t have been. Hurricane Ike, which ran just slightly to the east of Houston in 2008, caused an 8 ½ foot flood along the Galveston … Continue reading

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Three Things You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

by Senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Pay attention. Your life is about to be significantly changed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), whether you want it to be or not. Every once in while, something happens that tosses a huge rock into … Continue reading

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Radical Thinking: Re-Imagining the Future of Education to the Year 2067

by Senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. What follows is an edited version of a presentation I gave to an audience at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. They asked me to speak about the … Continue reading

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I, Cobot

by Senior Futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Reality is messy. You know how, when the office photocopier gets jammed, you always call that guy in your office who seems to be the only one who knows how to unjam it? That’s … Continue reading

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“How Can I Help My Kid Get a Job?”

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Virtually everyone knows people who are unemployed or underemployed. This is especially true of young adults, although there are also lots of older people, even in their 50s and 60s, who are in similar … Continue reading

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Preparing for Trumpian Uncertainty

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The victory of Donald Trump as president of the United States is without precedent, and creates enormous uncertainty. Will his qualifications as a businessman transfer to management of the world’s largest economy? Will his … Continue reading

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The Beginning Death Cycle of the Consumer

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done… Nothing you can make that can’t be made” – “All You Need Is Love”, Lennon & McCartney Our own brilliance and ingenuity is putting us out … Continue reading

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