Trends Issue 037 - May 2006

The Money, Freedom, and Glamour of Private Equity

A decade ago, we were on the verge of IPO mania: Soon we’d see every entrepreneur wanting to go public, and every...

The Money, Freedom, and Glamour of Private Equity
published on: May 15, 2006

Philanthropy Makes A Big Comeback

During and immediately after the gilded age, America lived through its “golden age of philanthropy.” Now, once...

Philanthropy Makes A Big Comeback
published on: May 15, 2006

Conspicuous Consumption Returns

Thorstein Veblen originally coined the term “conspicuous consumption” to describe efforts people made to...

Conspicuous Consumption Returns
published on: May 15, 2006

"Helicopter Parents" Land in the Workplace

One day soon, don’t be surprised if a job candidate’s parents accompany them to an interview with you. One of the...

"Helicopter Parents" Land in the Workplace
published on: May 15, 2006

The Era of Absolutely Fabulous Manufacturing...

For decades, futurists and science fiction writers have dreamed of an era of small-scale, on-demand manufacturing that...

The Era of Absolutely Fabulous Manufacturing Is Coming
published on: May 15, 2006

Software Wars Challenge Industry Players

Faced with the open source movement, widespread piracy, and globalization, the software industry is becoming a tougher...

Software Wars Challenge Industry Players
published on: May 15, 2006

Farm-Shoring Brings High-Tech Jobs to Rural Areas

Just a few years ago, small town America was rapidly vanishing. At the same time, American technology jobs were being...

Farm-Shoring Brings High-Tech Jobs to Rural Areas
published on: May 15, 2006