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Latest Data on Telework

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Telework continues to be the "silent revolution" in the 21st Century. Here's the latest data on the growth in working from home.

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Organization Chart Collapses

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Then someone else drew a network on the white board. There are more lines of communication.  This is how history is made, before your own eyes.

The Rich: Do 400 Americans really have more wealth than half of all Americans combined?

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We were there when film maker Michael Moore said only 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans. But is that really true?

The View from the Other Side: Part I

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"I am 56. have a high school degree.  You see this truck? I get $10 to load it. Not $10 an hour, $10 period. It's over."  (actual conversation).

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Even Smart Males Believe the Myth

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Even smart males believe the myth that they have a poor academic work ethic. Last month I was consulting with faculty at the Brock School of Business at Samford University on how to teach online. The online technologist for the university, Charles Read, showed them how to use Moodle. promise my work ethic has improved since then." .

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Will McDonald's Corporate 'Charity' Convince Gen Y?

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Will corporations giving to charity convince Gen Y to like them? What do you think? Where Gen Y is at.  Train station in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Evidence Gen Y Huge Market for Airlines

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The new Delta safety video is really funny. Spend 4 minutes watching it. Bells and whistles" really help!  Take a look:

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The View from the Other Side: Part II

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"Keep the government from messing with my Medicare."  (actual quote). That's socialism. We don't care about the environment.

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Protests have nothing to do with you - Not!

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If you have ever walked into an office building, then you have been positively affected by protests. Here's more on it.

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Unions and Collective Bargaining: Relevant or Obsolete?

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Are unions and collective bargaining relevant today, helping society; or are they obsolete, holding back society? . Stay tuned

Why Cars are Declining: They Still Don't Get It

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The demise of automobiles took another turn this year. Two books are now out now declaring and describing the decline of cars. . WRONG !  .

#6 Girls Join Boys in Creating 21st Century

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Boys led the first decade, with their higher spatial ability, creating the new technology.

Hyperloop: Will Trains Fly?

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No one asks me whether cars will fly anymore. With hyperloop, the question is now whether trains will move so fast they seem to fly. Ten years ago people used to ask me as a futurist whether cars would fly. Today cars go just as slowly, 80- mph, as they did in 1913.  But trains are going faster and faster all the time. Will Hyperloop ever be built?

Trains Set Record: End of the Auto Age

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It''s the end of the Auto Age, even if older people and the media do not acknowledge it- - yet. Last month''s record train ridership is another sign.  Train ridership has increased 8 of the last 9 years. million passengers

Wisconsin Boycotts Working

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No data, just the view from the ground. The boycotts in Wisconsin are working. Here's my anecdotal non-evidence: 1. Lots and lots of Miller and Leinie sales on right now. 2. If they were not working, why would the Wisconsin Grocers Assn. put up such a fuss earlier this month, making headlines and whining to the press. 3. Right, today I've switched

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Wisconsin Protests: March 5 Update

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At the big demonstration with 50,000 people in Madison today. The whole nation, and much of the world, is indeed watching and supporting Wisconsin.

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Role of Government: Part I

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The issue of the role of government in the new economy is best described by the American author Winston Churchill in his 1914 book A Far Country.

Generational Transition: Last Year of the Boomers

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Here''s a close up of yesterday''s chart showing 2014-2016.  This year is the last year Boomers are the largest generation in the workforce.

Trains' New Foe: Other Trains

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With both passenger and freight trains gaining more business and support, passenger trains face a new foe: freight trains. That''s good. That''s good.

Pedestrians Protest

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It''s another sign of growing opposition to autos and the terrible safety record of automobiles. .

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New Education Model Introduced

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For the first time, the Nine Shift seminar introduced an example of a new model for higher education. Brilliant seminar." 

Big News from Nine Shift Seminar this Month

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College recognizes changing suburban demographics.

First Auto Expert Says Less Need for Vehicles

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peaked during the previous decade.". For ''public transportation,'' read trains and light rail.  And the facts outweigh their surveys.

2014 Prediction: The End of the Auto Age

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This is the last year of the Auto Age.   For our FREE four page pdf report on The End of the Auto Age, just click here.

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2014: Our Leaders Are Clueless

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Our public policy leaders and our institutional leaders are clueless about the infrastructure changes we need for the 21st century.

New 2020 Prediction: The Big Switch

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Sometime shortly after 2020 we will see "The Big Switch."  For passenger trains, the government will own the land and track. 

2014 Prediction: Gen Y Landslide

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In 2014 we see a Gen Y landslide. Gen Y is now getting much/most of what it needs to keep society prosperous.

Will We Have Another Depression?

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NineShifter Deborah Hoffman of Culpepper, Virginia, asks whether we will have "a major economic change" in the third decade.

STEM Industry Invested in the War Against Boys

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Here''s why the war against boys will get worse in 2014. 1.Immigration Act The U.S. The effort has not worked of course. 

2014 Prediction:The War Against Boys To Get Worse

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"I might start a university. Then I could give myself a degree.". We predict in 2014 that gender inequality will get worse in education.

Gen Y Already Overwhelming Gen X in Leadership

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She compares Gen X again to the Silent Generation, a smaller generation that retired as early as it could. Happy 2014.

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Good News! Boomers Retiring

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On the other hand, there''s news that older Boomers are actually retiring. Here''s the story , with my friend Sandra Timmerman as the source.

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Will Boomers Ever Retire?

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Gen Xers want to know, will boomers ever retire? This means more Boomers working later in life, holding not just jobs but leadership positions.

Is BiPartisan Support Coming for Trains?

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Is bipartisan support- - i.e. Republican support- - coming for trains? What do you think? Has that started to happen? What do you think?

#2 End of the Auto Age

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D riving is now in decline. But it''s more than that. It''s the end of a way of life. *In 2013 we learned only old people buy cars.  .

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Top Story of 2013: On the Edge of History

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We are on the edge of history. But in just a few months these train stations will be rennovated, beautiful - - and busy. 

Why Gen Y Wants Money for Christmas

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There''s two other reasons, in addition to the bad economy, high unemployment, low wages and part time job situation with Gen Y. Socks are essential.

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Why Gen Y Wants Money for Christmas

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There''s two other reasons, in addition to the bad economy, high unemployment, low wages and part time job situation with Gen Y. Socks are essential.

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When do corporations become bad for people?

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W hen do corporations cross over from serving customers to taking advantage of them (us) ? NineShifter D.P. Lubic wrote a comment earlier this month that asked, in part, "Are large corporations obsolete? Are they, or at least some of them, too large to run effectively? Do they need reigning in?". What do you think? over doing lots of evil.

The Future of the Post Office

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The new Sunday post office delivery for New York and LA this holiday season is a good sign. So the Sunday package deliveries is a good start. 

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