Global Trends to Watch: Beyond Futurist David Houle’s Frontiers
There is no such thing as a future fact. Facts by definition are things that occurred in the past, but investing unfolds in the future. So what a skilled futurist thinks about the future is potentially investable information. Earlier this year I discussed the major themes of David Houle‘s new book, Entering the Shift Age, as well as tools analysts can use to better discount the future. In this portion of my talk with Houle he discusses:
- A possible fix for global warming;
- His view of how the dominating theme for humanity in the 21st century; and,
- Whether economics or government will be the most important source of power.
David Houle was a part of the executive teams that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, and Headline News. He is an Emmy winner and an Academy Award nominee. In addition, Houle has spoken to or advised more than 2,000 CEOs on six continents, and has given several well-received TEDx talks. He famously only discusses things where he has conviction.
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