A Look Into 2022

by admin on January 6, 2022 in


In this second annual “A Look Into” series futurist David Houle delivers forecasts for 2022 in a number of categories. Houle goes beyond just forecasts to provide the reasoning behind each forecast and the trends that each one is manifesting. In addition, Houle provides the reader with two chapters briefly describing the big dynamics and overarching trends of the Shift Age and the 2020s decade.

Looking back to “A Look Into 2021- Acceleration / Collapse /. Rebound” approximately 80% of all forecasts made for 2021 proved accurate.

” This decade is the most disruptive decade in human history. The amount of change in the decade will be greater than any 30-40 year period in history. The amount of change is therefore greater than ever, leaving people disoriented and confused. In addition, there is a lot of fear and anxiety about what is going to happen, My goal with this $.99 eBook is to give people a look into what will happen this year, provide context for why it will happen, and then frame these forecasts within the macro-trends that are shaping humanity and civilization into the 2030’s” said futurist Houle.

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The 2020s: The Golden Age of Design and Redesign

by admin on November 21, 2021 in


This book calls for initiating a golden age of design and redesign for the 21st century. Humanity stands on the threshold of a new era that calls for nothing less. In this historically unprecedented decade of the 2020s, the trajectory of humanity for the next 50 years will be shaped. It can only be done with completely new guidelines of Planetary Systemic Design that Fathers and Houle set forward. The climate crisis, over population, artificial intelligence, the future of education, cities, transportation, energy, new forms of reality all require that humanity let go of past thinking and inadequate design principles to fully redesign what exists and design anew nothing less than what humanity must do now! This book will trigger a complete transformation of design thinking for our collective future.


“As the president of a pre-eminent art and design college, I have long stated that creativity, design, and design thinking are becoming ever more important in the 21st century. Indeed, I feel these attributes will become the “oil” of the future. This book is a must read because it demonstrates why this is so by showing how design thinking and design are the primary way for humanity to move forward with any chance of fashioning a sustainable and worthy future.


I firmly believe that this book may be one of the most significant books about the importance of design published in this century. With the massive changes and disruptions occurring today, design, creative thinking, and redesign are at the core for humanity to have a prosperous future. That’s why this book is a must read not just for designers but also anyone involved in charting our collective future.”

Dr. Larry Thompson President of the Ringling College of Arts + Design

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The 2020s: A Decade of Cognitive Dissonance

by admin on August 7, 2021 in


In this new book, Houle examines the state of being that people are currently in, and the state of the world that will keep them in cognitive dissonance for the remainder of the 2020s. Cognitive dissonance happens when one’s beliefs are no longer in alignment with reality. COVID-19 is the first in a number of disruptions that will force people to live with multiple, discordant realities as they navigate life and work.


This book reviews earlier eras of massive change. Those earlier eras ranged in length from 50 to 75 years. Houle argues that we will experience just as much creative destruction, volatility and disruption in just the next 10 years. This book provides insight into how to minimize stress and strife, and live effectively, during a constant state of cognitive dissonance.

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2021 A Look Ahead Acceleration / Collapse / Rebound

by admin on August 7, 2021 in


Forecasts and Predictions for 2021 is a sub-series of “The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History” by David Houle, the CEO’s Futurist. “2021: A Look Ahead” focuses on the trends that will carry over from 2020. The changing calendar does not wipe the slate clean… trends and historic forces continue through time. Houle makes predictions concerning what to expect this year and what will happen in the larger context of the decade. Also included is a chapter on the leadership style changes required for organizations of all types to survive and thrive in this most disruptive, volatile and complex era.

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Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

by admin on August 6, 2021 in


This is a book that, in an all-inclusive way, outlines what humanity needs to do to successfully address the root cause of our climate emergency.

When it comes to climate change, the past doesn’t equal the future. What is happening now has never occurred during humanity’s time on Earth. Who better than a futurist to address this? Futurist David Houle immersed himself in all facets of global warming and climate change over the past four years. He spent two years researching, writing and co-authoring “This Spaceship Earth”. What he learned in that process prompted Houle to cofound a global nonprofit: thispaceshipearth.org.

As a result, Houle was invited to speak at the EPA, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and at numerous other environmental gatherings and conferences around the globe. Houle wrote, “It is my fundamental responsibility as a futurist to be right about the future, and to offer possible suggestions on how best to navigate it. This book does just that for the existential threat that is climate change.”

This is NOT another long, dense, difficult to read book arguing about whether climate change is real. It accepts that it is, that it is caused by us, and sets forth what we must do. The need for URGENCY is reinforced throughout the book. We have until 2030 and we haven’t a minute to waste.

Houle and his co-author, Bob Leonard, make the case for humanity to move to a Finite Earth Economy as fully as possible by 2030. They discuss the new metrics and technologies needed to advance from here to there. Houle and Leonard provide clarity as to what must be done at all levels of humanity from global corporations and nation state governments all the way to individuals. This book also deals with two major issues rarely covered in climate change literature: population management and strategic retreat. This book answers the question: “What can we do to successfully prevail over climate change?”

The time for dealing with denial is over. Now is the time to focus on solutions… solutions that impact every facet of modern life. For those of you who are ready to do something about climate change, this book will help you walk your talk. “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy” is a clear-eyed look at what’s coming, and what we can do about it.

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The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History

by admin on August 6, 2021 in


“The 2020s: The Most Disruptive Decade in History” is an introduction to the decade that will have more change, transformation, creative destruction and disruption than any 30 year period in history. The first in a series of short books about the decade this 100 page book is a fast read of high level concepts and overarching macro-trends that will define the next ten years.


Consider it a high-level guidebook for this new decade. It will be hard to put down, except to digest the big concepts and insights that you will have” This little book will be considered essential reading for anyone fearful, threatened for excited by the massive changes rushing toward us all.

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