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Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

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The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history. A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration.

Sixties the Nostalgia Decade for Gen Y?

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A leading contender for Gen Y nostalgia and interest might be the 1960s. -I I told my son Willie I had this great record, In A Gada Da Vida, by Iron Butterfly, recorded in 1968. "No No you don't, he replied. I took it years ago.". -I

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#1 Story of the Year

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A zinc-air battery, capable of providing power with just sunlight, is the Top Story of 2018. It was announced several months ago by Patrick Soon-Shiong of NantEnergy, which created it several years ago.

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#2 Story of the Year

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The $15 an hour minimum wage made big strides this year. Some 20 states increased their minimum wages, and Amazon, Charter Communications, Target, and other corporations are moving their minimum pay up to, or close to, $15/hour.

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#4 Story of the Year

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Freelancers and entrepreneurs, the "gig economy," now estimated at 36% of the workforce. The new economy is taking hold employment-wise, with people working from home, people working from a distance, people on contract, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Funny Ending to Draves' 2 minute Introduction

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From last month's live Nineshift for 2019, here's how the presentation started. The ending is worth the 2 minutes, according to NineShifters. And thanks to the 150 people who signed up for the NineShift webinar Dec.

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High School Leads with New Grading Policy

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A high school in Idaho is leading the way with a new grading policy. Of course the school board and school officials are meeting resistance from students and parents who have no idea about the research and evidence. But that's ok. Someone has to lead, to try, to fail before new grading finally wins for everyone in society. Here's the story. Rocky Mountain Principal Mike Hirano said the school already had the gears in motion to make these changes.

Thanks for a Great NineShift Year!

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For the 19th straight year, Thank You for a great year with NineShift. . We now enter the last year of the 2000-2020 transition from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society. All 9 of the major shifts we predicted are taking hold on society. And over 500 hundred NIneShifters continue to read our book, attend NineShift presentations, read this blog, and tell us how meaningful NineShift has been to their lives. . Here's the Top 5 NineShift Stories of the Year.

The Invention We Had Hoped for in 2001

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Remember in 2001, the Internet/World Wide Web had just blown us away, the new century had just begun, and Dean Kamen said he would announce an invention of enormous impact. . Everyone speculated and speculated about the new Kamen invention, and everyone widely expected and hoped it would be a solar battery, giving power to villagers in Africa.

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#3 Story of the Year

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The 'Data Subject' privacy law passed by Europe protects Americans. Europe is leading the way in passing legislation to make society work in the 21st century. The 'Data Subject' privacy law says that an individual's data (you and I are 'data subjects') is subject to protection by law. . And it includes Americans! Within a week of the law being passed LERN had to sign an agreement regarding privacy in obtaining some free software from Europe, even though we are only using it here in the U.S.

Top 5 Stories of the Year 2018

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#5 Net Neutrality Law Passed By California. Joining Canada and Europe, California passed a law preserving Internet Neutrality for the state. The "state" is 10% of the U.S., the sixth largest economy in the world, and generally sets the trends for the rest of the country. . Net Neutrality means you and I, and your lifelong learning program, will have equal access to the Internet no matter how small or poor you, I or your program is.

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One Minute Fall Peak Leaves Colors

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From the road near our cabin in northern Wisconsin, here's a one minute video of the fall colors this year.

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I Can't Help, I'm "In the Office" Today

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Some changes make even my head spin. Here's one. My wife Julie called Alaska Airlines lost baggage people to find out if they had found our luggage yet. Very helpful woman, but said she couldn't access all her records since she is "working in the office today.".

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Confused Reader Says U.S. Not a Democracy

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Breaking news for the founding fathers and authors of the Constitution. Or not. . A confused NineShift reader alleges that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy.". I believe this might be a fad-of-the-day, certainly not a fact of the day, for those who support destroying our democracy.

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The New Transportation System for America

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The new transportation system for America became clear last month. Here it is: airports with high speed rail connections to other cities. Here's the news: Virgin Atlantic just invested in the new highly successful Brightline passenger train company, renaming it Virgin Trains USA. The trains will go from Miami to Orlando, and from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Point: Virgin Airways has flights into all four cities. Look for a merged airline-train schedule and ticketing coming soon.

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Depression Week

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Last week most of the dozen young people Julie is watching out for called in panic. All at once, it seemed to her. Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, worries and stress. They are smart, young, not given a chance in college, and mostly (but not all) male.

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New Way For Boys to Die

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Males are 99.9% of combat deaths; 94% of workplace fatalities; 84% of homicides; and 75% of suicide victims. Now there's a new way young men are dying: cirrhosis of the liver. .

Confused Reader Disputes E.U. Law

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A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. . Let's give two examples: 1.Earlier this week, my little organization wanted to get some software from a company in Europe to teach Americans, not Europeans.

Non-Net Neutrality To Hurt Education and Non-Profits Big Time

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If Net Neutrality is killed in the United States, as is the government's plan, it would hurt education and non-profits big time. Here's what online guru Dan Belhassen told LERN, . "I I see educational resources as being one of those categories that could be “killed in the crossfire”.

Tulsa Latest City Recruiting Telecommuters

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Tulsa, in a smart move, is recruiting telecommuters by offering them/you $10,000 to move there. A Washington Post story reports " To qualify for Tulsa Remote, applicants must be at least 18 years old and employed with a company that allows them to work remotely. Entrepreneurs who do not reside in Tulsa County can also apply.

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Did We Start The Recession Last Week?

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There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. . Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war against our allies and China.

The Worst Book of the Year

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Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. is morally unsupportable. is racist.

Big Brother is Here: Thanks Google

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I had no idea Google listens in and records your in-person face-to-face conversations. In the ongoing uncovering of big tech's bad influence on society, my brilliant co-author assures me Big Brother is here, and it is Google. Two days ago she was talking with a young friend in-person about some beads made in India. The next day she got an ad on her cell phone for those very beads made in India. Her cell phone was not on during her conversation, just nearby. .

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Gender Pay Discrimination: Point B

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There's outright unethical and illegal gender pay discrimination against women that has to be stopped. But then there is Point B: complex, unresolved issues about gender and pay. . Claire Miller and the NYTimes like to scream 'discrimination' wherever they can, or can't, including nursing.

More Evidence Schools Cause School Shooters

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New York City mandated a decline in suspensions in its public schools. The result? A 21% increase in suspensions, a ccording to this NYT story. And one of those kids killed another student with a knife and badly injured another student. Yes, we need to abandon all-but-hunting-rifles.

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Education Revolution Coming

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Between now and 2030 you will see a revolution in education. . Public support, and tax money, will return to both K-12 schools and higher education. College education will be recognized as the most important thing for economic prosperity, both for an individual and for communities and society.

#1 Story of the Year 2017

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CITIES REBUILD FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Toronto is building an area ‘from the Internet up.’ (top top drawings in the image below).

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#2 Story of the Year 2017

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GEN Y ANXIETY EPIDEMIC. NineShift co-author Julie Coates discovers this major crisis in post industrial societies. Our post on it got the biggest response from both Gen Yers and their parents this year, confirming the situation.

#3 Story of the Year 2017

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PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED BY CHANGE. That exhaustion is visible politically, but the causes lie in the societal changes that lead to political instability. We predict the political polarization will decline significantly beginning around 2020, just like it did 100 years ago.

#4 Story of the Year 2017

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UNEMPLOYMENT IN CANADA AND THE U.S. HITS ROCK BOTTOM. There are no more workers available. The acute shortage of college graduates, which NineShift predicted for 2017, is now here. The lack of four year college graduates is the most critical.

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#5 Story of the Year 2017

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TELECOMMUTING, THE SILENT REVOLUTION, KEEPS GROWING. Over 40% of workers now telecommute at least part time. Telecommuting has doubled in the last ten years.

The Top 5 Stories of the Year 2017

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From this year's all-new NineShift presentation, heard by 300 people live in-person and as a webinar this month. Only two more years to go and our story of the transformation of society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society is complete. .

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New Data on Suburbs Still In Decline

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Here's another way to measure the decline of suburbs: deaths versus births by county. This is the issue in my county. The county is growing in population, BUT the growth is in senior citizens, not working age people. The NYTimes did an excellent story on it recently.

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How Print Newspapers Can Survive and Thrive

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Last night I watched the great movie "The Post," about the Washington Post in 1971, during the days of linotype machines and hot metal and the special language of copy editors. .

The Decline in Shopping

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Nine Shift has predicted that nine of your twelve waking hours each day would be spent differently in this century than in the last century. . One of those waking hours that has changed is now shopping, with online shopping growing and in-person shopping on the decline.

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"The Road of Death"

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I n England, there is a road where they have so many accidents, people have nicknamed it "The Road of Death." . Here's the kicker: there have been only 4 auto fatalities on the road in the last 5 years. .

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The Millennials March On

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Whether it be healthcare, marijuana, gay marriage, sexual harassment in the workplace, BANNING GUNS, eliminating student debt or even trains, the Millennial generation will not give up for the rest of their lives. .

Lock Him Up !

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Notice that the majority of efforts to help boys involve paying adults, not providing resources for troubled boys. . When my brother was in high school, he stole some bikes. Appearing before the judge, the judge said "Don't do that again." My brother never did.

Why School Shooters Target Schools

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Until someone does better research, here's the evidence for why school shooters target schools. These young men have been humiliated and embarrassed in school. They have been punished in school. And their entire careers and future have been taken away from them by teachers and the schools. .

Young Voters Gaining On Older Voters?

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To follow up on yesterday's blog entry, here's some statistics to back up the hoped-for claim that Millennials are voting more this year. Pennsylvania is leading the groundswell, with registered voters 34 and younger now outnumbering those 65 and older, according to the latest statistics from the Pennsylvania State Department issued Aug 13. States like Arizona, New York, Florida and Virginia have also seen sharp increases." Here's the NYT story

You Win Net Neutrality Battle!

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You and I have not yet won the Net Neutrality war, but we won a big battle last week. The State of California legislature passed a very tough pro-Net Neutrality bill and sent it to Gov. Brown. California has led the nation in many areas because it has 10% of the nation's population and other states often follow California's lead. Corporations know this, and thus often redesign their products or business practice based on California law. .

Millennials Impacting Change Via Voting

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Millennials, especially the downtown college oriented knowledge worker Gen Yers, may be impacting change by also stepping up to vote. After being quiet at the 2014 polls, and disheartened by the rigged 2016 nomination, they might just turn out big this fall. The election this month of Ayanna Pressley to Congress carried all the indications, with an urban area "new Boston" being cited, and this very-Gen Y style quote from one young high tech worker, . “It

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More Hypocrisy with Fearless Girl

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Americans love symbolism, rather than actually doing something constructive. Far easier to yell and scream over a symbol than solve the problem.