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We are Relaunching the Sarasota Institute Post COVID-19

  We had our last in person symposium on February 29, 2020.  Three days later we cancelled our scheduled symposiums due to the lock down.  We then converted all our programming to virtual, on-line webinars.  During this time, we doubled our membership and provided thought provoking presentations and dialogues.  We are now ready to relaunch […]

 

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The Wicked7 Project Meets the #ForkintheRoad

What are we going to do now?  The #forkintheroad which Buckminster Fuller warned us about is here now >> “Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.”    What will […]

 

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New Webinar 4/22: “THE WICKED 7″

Exciting new webinar!   On Thursday April 22 from 1-2:30 p US eastern time zone we will be having the two founders of THE WICKED 7 Philip Kotler and Christina Sarkar.   As you know, Phil is a co-founder of The Sarasota Institute in addition to being the founder of modern marketing and a co-founder […]

 

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COVID-19 is Preparing Us for the Fork in the Road

Note:  this column was published first on Medium.  I will be joining Gerd Leonard and Glen HIemstra for a presentation to Sarasota Institute – a 21st Century Think Tank this Tuesday at 1p eastern time U.S.   As one of the initiators of the #forkintheroadproject I hold the high-level view that from now to 2030 humanity will […]

 

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#forkintheroadproject

Members- As you might have assumed, members of the Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank are actively involved in writing and speaking about the future.  As one of the Co-Founders – and the Managing Director- I have committed myself through the Institute and elsewhere to be active  to help shape our collective future […]

 

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Utopia or Oblivion?

“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion       Fuller wrote this back in 1969, an incredibly […]

 

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A New Webinar on the History of the COVID-19 Vaccine and the Highly Probable Need for Vaccines in this Decade

To all of you who are subscribers to our email newsletter:  HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are happy to announce our first webinar of 2021!     On Thursday February 4 from 2-3;30p Eastern time U.S. we will present: “The History of the COVID-19 Vaccine and the Highly Probable Need for Vaccines this Decade”   The […]

 

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Is America Ready for Nordic Capitalism?

  Most countries in the world run a Capitalist economy.  Yet the form that Capitalism takes in different countries varies greatly.  There are many differences between American Capitalism, Swedish Capitalism, Japanese Capitalism, and Chinese Capitalism. Every Capitalist economy has its own set of problems.  One needs to list the problems that keep that country’s citizens […]

 

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Is Universal Basic Income Inevitable?

Why is it that in a rich country like the U.S., poverty continues to affect 50 million citizens, about 15 percent of our citizens? At the other end, the top 0.1% of our citizens receive 40% of all income and own 40% of all our wealth. Numerous studies show that our income distribution, instead of […]

 

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Next Webinar: A Post Election Look at the Future of Democracy

We are excited to announce that our latest webinar will take a look at the future of democracy post the 11/3 election.  We are assembling a great panel of thought leaders in the area of democracy and politics.  This will NOT be about post-mortems on the election or about either party.  Instead we will look […]

 

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