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The Future of Work: How the 1% and the 99% Become Aristocrats & Peons

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In our last blog (which you can see here), I hosted a guest blogger, Chris Ritchie, who wrote about how the job market is a major problem for people in their twenties and early thirties … Continue reading

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Six Things to Know About the Robots in Your Future

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. We grew up with robots. There was Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons, the “I, Robot” science fiction series from Isaac Asimov (which later became a movie with Will Smith), the model B9 robot from … Continue reading

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The Innovation Revolution

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. We are standing at the edge of the next revolution, one that will shake the foundations of the corporate world. It will both create and destroy jobs, and build and decimate organizations, and at speeds … Continue reading

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Freshwater Crisis, Farming Opportunity

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was part of a presentation made to the California Farm Bureau Federation in December of 2011. The looming shortage of freshwater is not unique to farmers here – it’s rapidly going global. … Continue reading

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12 Trends for 2012

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The year ahead is going to be a tumultuous one, challenging in political, economic, and financial terms. Despite this, there are opportunities for those prepared to take advantage of them, because uncertain times mean that … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here: What Happens After Occupy Wall Street

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The Occupy movement is most significant not for what the protestors say, but rather that the movement is happening at all. It demonstrates significant unrest, and the greatest dissatisfaction with the capitalist system that we’ve … Continue reading

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9 Trends in Innovation

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. There are innovations in the field of innovation itself, as well as older principles of innovation that have been around so long that many people either aren’t aware of them, or ignore them despite their … Continue reading

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Follow the Red Brick Road

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was first published in Teach magazine. A recent government publication highlighted all the marvelous things that individual teachers and school boards were doing with technology in my region. It was both uplifting, … Continue reading

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Innovation and Leadership

Two topics that are consistent hot buttons in the corporate world are innovation, and leadership. Both are in high demand for conferences, seminars, and workshops. Yet, what is not quite as apparent is that the two are related: one can … Continue reading

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What We Have Here Is a Failure to Innovate

Innovation is motherhood in the corporate world. You have a problem? Innovate! Falling sales? You need innovation! Losing market share? Innovation will fix that.  Are your people less than dedicated to good old Corporate You? Don’t hesitate ­– Innovate! There … Continue reading

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