Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Here are a few of my takeaways from the May 12th and 13th, 2021 Mid-American Economic Development Council Best Practice virtual conference.  Thanks to Tim Robinson, chair of the event, the host committee, and the 26 speakers for their efforts in putting on a great...
Concern, Gratitude, and Joy

Concern, Gratitude, and Joy

Spring’s sprung here in Holland MI. It is a delight to see the tulips blooming, the green leaves emerging on the trees, and the brown grass turn green again as I experience the last vestiges of winter followed by a cool spring. The Tulip Festival here is...
Democracy or Oligarchy

Democracy or Oligarchy

The trends that I monitor to predict the future are driven by: 1. competition for resources, 2. technology, 3. demographics, and 4. governance. This article will focus on governance because that’s what’s been on my mind this month. The question is how are...
The Legacy of COVID-19

The Legacy of COVID-19

The global pandemic disrupted my life in many ways. I imagine it did the same to yours.  Fortunately, I was spared the heartbreak of losing a close friend or loved one to the virus. Although, I know many people who became quite ill and others who spent the past year...