Strategic Competitiveness Drives Amer...

The United States is once again the world’s most competitive economy.  And despite recent market corrections, its...

published on: Nov 15, 2018

Self-Driving Vehicles: From Prototype...

From real estate and jobs to insurance and law enforcement, no digital application will have more far-reaching...

published on: Aug 15, 2018

The 5G Future is Almost Here

Massive recent investments in the 5G-compatible spectrum is a telling indication of the perceived economic promise of...

published on: Jul 15, 2018

Cooling Without Electricity

Today, it’s estimated that worldwide electricity costs total roughly $2.5 trillion a year and that cooling systems...

published on: Apr 15, 2018

Getting Infrastructure Investment Right

published on: Jan 16, 2017

Donald Trump has proposed to invest an average of $100 billion per year on infrastructure upgrades over the next ten years.  Will this plan fall...

Urban Mobility Takes Off

published on: Nov 14, 2015

Just as the Digital Revolution promises to transform urban ground transportation, it is opening up the possibility of cost-effective alternatives...

The Future of Banking

published on: Oct 19, 2015

Banking is being radically transformed by the Digital Revolution. What can we expect? Who are the likely winners and losers? How can you profit?...

The Great Chinese Tech Stock Bubble

published on: Jun 23, 2015

Chinese Internet stocks are trading at staggering P/E ratios that surpass the "irrational exuberance" of the U.S. dot-com bubble 15 years ago. What's...

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the Human En...

published on: Jun 23, 2015

Once only a science fiction possibility, self-driving automobiles will soon be an everyday reality. Like the explosive mass introduction of the...

The Future of Money Management

published on: Apr 11, 2015

Money continues to pour into alternative investments, which more than doubled in size from 2005 to 2014. These investments' global assets under...

The Small Business Lending Crisis

published on: Sep 15, 2014

Small businesses, especially new ones, are the primary source of new jobs and innovations in the American economy. For that reason, economic growth...

Understanding "The Greatest Retirement Crisis...

published on: Aug 10, 2014

A recent study from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that more than half of working-age households are at risk of...

Resolving the Capitalist's Dilemma

published on: Aug 10, 2014

The Deployment Phase of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution awaits decisive action on the part of value-creators. Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich...

Work, Smarts, and Wealth

published on: Aug 10, 2014

One of the biggest problems with the arguments regarding the inequality of rewards is the failure to acknowledge the role played by both intelligence...

Systematic Investors Reap Extraordinary Retur...

published on: Feb 24, 2014

Ironically, most competent executives, business visionaries, newsletter publishers, and fund managers generate investment results that are mediocre...

Where Is Additive Manufacturing Headed?

published on: Dec 14, 2013

When the Trends editors first started talking about additive manufacturing a few years ago, it was both exotic and unusual.  There was a lot of buzz...

Autonomous Vehicles: Human Nature Meets AI

published on: Dec 14, 2013

Of all the areas in which service robots could make an impact on our lives, the biggest has to be transportation.  If we could suddenly transition...

Moving Beyond Stagnation

published on: Oct 8, 2013

Despite the 177 percent rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from March 2009 through September 2013, the underlying economy has grown at a...

The Evolving Future of Television

published on: Sep 11, 2013

In the second half of the 20th century, television was not just the most important vehicle for entertainment and news, but also the homogenizing glue...

Pre-Selling the Future

published on: Jul 16, 2013

As highlighted in the prior issues of Trends, crowdfunding and cocreation involve investors and consumers in the funding and development of new...

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