New Evidence for Abundance States Peter Diamandis

December 4, 2017 – In a recent email blast from Peter Diamandis, he gives his perspective on the future stating we are barraged by negative news while the evidence of abundance ... Continue Reading →

Blockchain Finds New Purpose with Pot, Energy, and Syrian Refugees

November 12, 2017 – The universal ledger that accompanies bitcoin and other digital currencies, the blockchain, is now being proposed to help in the distribution management and ... Continue Reading →

Is Blockchain Ready for Banking Prime-time?

October 13, 2017 – Blockchain, the cloud-based open ledger associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is increasingly being tested to see if it can handle the business volumes ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... Continue Reading →

72% of People Aged 15 to 20 Willing to Pay Extra for Environmentally and Socially Responsible Products and Services

September 23, 2017 – There is a generational shift going on that is not reflected in the dystopian politics we see in the United States these days. The vast majority of young ... Continue Reading →

Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

September 16, 2017 – In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Conference Board Reports the Cost of a Cleaner Future

September 8, 2017 – This week The Conference Board of Canada issued a report that focused on greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions, looking at current and future policy, and ... Continue Reading →

A Whole New Reason Your Insurance Claim May Be Denied

May 20, 2017 – Zurich Insurance has been around since 1872. It is responsible for brands that include Global Life and Farmers. In its 2016 report to shareholders, it noted cash ... Continue Reading →

Carbon Taxes Come to America

May 16, 2017 – A carbon tax block of states is forming in the American Northeast as I write this posting. Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have legislation ready to ... Continue Reading →

Fintech AI Apps Will Stop Consumers From Making Risky Purchasing Decisions

April 18, 2017 – What if you are about to make a $1,000 purchase and put it on your credit card and an accompanying mobile app on your smartphone says “no?” That’s ... Continue Reading →