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The 2012 State of the Future is a concise, readable overview of the global situation, problems, solutions, and prospects for the future.  It covers the global landscape with two-page overviews with regional considerations of 15 global challenges such as energy, food, science & technology, ethics, development, water, organized crime, health, decisionmaking, gender relations, demographics, war & peace, and others. These together with the executive summary are ideal for busy executives, thought leaders, corporate strategic planners, public policy experts, policy advisors, non-profit issues organizations, teachers and professors of world issues, and anyone interested in a global overview of our prospects for the future – with discussions of problems and potential solutions.

“The 2012 State of the Future finds the world is getting richer, healthier, better educated, living longer, and is more peaceful and better connected; yet half the world is potentially unstable. Food prices are rising, water tables are falling, corruption and organized crime are increasing, environmental viability for our life support is diminishing, debt and economic insecurity are increasing, climate change continues, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening dangerously.'' says co-author and Millennium Project Director. Jerome C. Glenn.

IT's ABOUT JOBS STUPID!  With all the talk about jobs... and winning the future of America..   I wonder if any of the candidates for President would take a stab at defining a few Jobs of the Future.. they are clamoring to WIN!    There needs to be a Crib-Sheet for the Candidates.. The Shape of Jobs to Come... and some potential Jobs their Grandchildren may inherit.   20 JOBS OF THE FUTURE.. from the womb of FastFutures - proposes.. Space Tourist Guide;  Avatar Manager; Nano-Technology Monitor?  Of course we will be losing what 2 Billion jobs by 2030.. but maybe gain some more.. Here is what one Futures Guru had to say.  TWO BILLION JOBS LOST!    


Are you happy?  Does money make you happy?  Bhutan gave us the Gross National Happiness Index.  Now we have the World Happiness Report.  Check it out HERE.
 Report of Workshop on Pro-Poor Foresight  or Appreciative Foresight funded by Rockefeller Foundation. Convened by Institute for Alternative Futures.

July 11-15 
What if?
World Future Society
Orlando, FL

March 28
Women in STEM
Black Womens Roundtable Summit
Washington, DC

March 24, 2014
Futures of Women 2030:
Thought Experiment

March 15, 2014
Keynote: Future of Immigration
Black Women Empowerment Network
Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY

March 14, 2014
Keynote: How Women Can Help Win The Future?
Pan-African Women Legislative Assembly
Nigeria House, NY

March 1-8, 2014
Shaping The Future History of Women
Online Dialogues @FutureTense

January 21, 2014
Keynote: The Future and You
Student Assembly at University of the West Indies
Kingston, Jamaica

December 6, 2013
Keynote: The Future of CARICOM-CUBA Relations
Caucus of CARICOM Ambassadors
Havana, Cuba

September 4-6, 2013
Closing Speaker: Caribbean Images and Icons 2030
Prospecta Caribe
Cartagena, Colombia

World Future Society Conference

Workshop: Telling Tales of  Two Cities

May 27, 2013 8:00am
ImpactInvestment:Creating More Inclusive Economies

Jamaica Stock Exchange
Kingston, Jamaica
By invitation only

May 13, 2013 @ 3:00 pm 
Participatory Workshop: Beyond 2015
"Development Futures 2030"
UnConference Event
Global Diaspora Forum 
Ronald Reagan Trade Center
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April 18, 2013

Nelson honored with Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
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March 15, 2013

Keynote: "On Mastering Change"
Dealer Summit

Montego Bay Jamaica

December 5, 2012
Keynote: "A Quest for Excellence"

"Best Practice Awards Gala"
Jamaica Stock Exchange
Kingston, Jamaica

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