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What would many, if not most, Americans feel is odd about this picture in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark? The photo appeared this month in a major American newspaper. While all advanced countries are experiencing the same inevitable transformations in technology and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Is the U.S. in decline? We want your opinion. And any comments about why, or how. At the start of every new economic age, every country basically starts all over in a “new game” of economic prosperity. Exactly 100 years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The Kremlin stepped up its 2020 election interference in September. You might not have noticed the heightened interference this month. But we did. That's because NineShift is headquartered in Wisconsin, a swing state in the 2020 election. We and many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Nine Shift
That's all the famous star Felicity Huffman is spending in jail for bribing and cheating to get her child into college. She was sentenced this month. We can skeptical say that parents have always bought college for their kids, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The world’s second largest automaker, Volkswagen, finally woke up to the 21st Century. In an announcement made this month, we finally get a decent response to transportation in the 21st century from a car company. The company has said it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Nine Shift
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This month 2.7 million really smart boys are missing from college. The reason is gender bias against boys in education. Welcome to Parents of Boys. We offer you: 1.Tips for Parents 2.AdvocacyForBoys.ComeJoinUs. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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You are not too busy for 3 minutes to listen to the song, reflect and reinforce that sense of awe, and mission, that is our profession of lifelong learning. The 50th anniversary of Woodstock this month was not about music,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Nine Shift
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As millions of college students came on campus again this month, some 2.7 million smart, really smart, boys were missing. The Department of Education will tell you that, but they won’t give you a reason. Schools and colleges won’t provide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Generational conflict dominated the news in August. This month prominent politicians around the world verbally attacked and even threatened the life of this 16 year old girl. And it raises the question: why do older people hate young people right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Only 5 more months to go to the Roaring Twenties. And to the full total start of the Knowledge Society, the end of our story. Here’s the top NineShift stories for July 2019. #4 What’s Your Moon Shot? The End... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Peacefully but forcefully, millennials took down the government of Puerto Rico this month. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Of NineShift’s two millennial friends on the island, one protested for the first time, reporting to us: “I would dare... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
A McKinsey report this month noted the trend of people moving and crowding into as few as 25 big cities in the country. Reasonably priced housing is now scarce, creating an urban crisis. NineShift has predicted the solution. Here it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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We predicted young people would take on one more big battle before 2020, and here it is: saving the planet. Saving the planet clearly the top story this month. The leader to save the planet is Greta Thunberg, a 16... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Only six more months to go and society will have been transformed from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society. Here’s the Top 5 stories for June 2019. #5 Humans Replace Computers It became clear this month that most of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Banks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change. For example, if you live in a city on or near the ocean, and your town has fewer than 25,000 residents, the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
The boys have been depressed for over two decades, with 100,000 of them dying of despair this year, about the same as died in WWI. The girls are now depressed too, schools discovered this month. We have a young woman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. He was Robert M. La Follette, Republican, from Wisconsin. He fought for things we take for granted,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century. The New York state legislature joined California and Europe in leading us in creating the societal infrastructure for this century. Last week the New Yorkers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
P.S. Last month's story on Minneapolis eliminating single family zoning was covered this month with a front page story in NYTimes. The story reported on a number of cities and the implications nationwide for housing in this century. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Only 7 more months til our story ends. The transformation of work and society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age will be complete by 2020. The NineShift “Grand Finale” will be held Thursday, Nov 21, in San Diego... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Your children may not be able to live in a single family home 20 years from now. That’s because multiple residence zoning lessens inequality, helps renters, creates more dense communities, promotes light rail, is better for the environment, and more.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
#1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
Other May news: *The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. *Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The countdown to the end of our story continues. Only 8 more months until society has fully moved from the Industrial Age of the last century to the Knowledge Age of the 21st Century. 1.Trains and Environment Movements Converge. Greta... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Nine Shift
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1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Nine Shift