Growth Strategies Newsletter Archives

Growth Strategies was a four-page monthly newsletter that identified and analyzed future-shaping forces: economic, social, political, technological, demographic, lifestyle, consumer, business, management, workforce and marketing  Written and edited by Dr. Roger Selbert, and co-published by the La Jolla Institute, past Growth Strategies newsletters are available below.

The following previous issue contents illustrate the scope of Roger’s research.

Growth Strategies #1115 (November 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: DAZZLING TECHNOLOGIES, BUT WHAT ABOUT JOBS?
1 – ECONOMIC PROGRESS IS BOTH DISMAL AND DAZZLING
2 – TECH BOOM’S DOWNSIDE: NOT ENOUGH JOBS
3 – THE FUTURE BELONGS TO WORK THAT IS MEANINGFUL

GrowthStrategies #1114 (October 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: MEN WITHOUT WORK
1 – A QUIET CATASTROPHE
2 – THE IDLE ARMY
3 – QUESTIONS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE
4 – IT’S WOMEN, TOO

Growth Strategies #1113 (September 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – FIVE KNOWN UNKNOWNS ABOUT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
2 – FIVE FACTORS THAT COULD COLLAPSE THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
3 – TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

Growth Strategies #1112 (August 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
PROBLEMS
1 – THE ANXIETIES AND WORRIES OF MIDDLE AMERICA
2 – POLITICAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL DECOMPOSITION
3 – PESSIMISM, DOUBT, CYNICISM
SOLUTIONS
4 – ARGUE NATIONALLY BUT ACT LOCALLY
5 – LONG-TERM DEBT THREATENS ECONOMY BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST
6 – GROWTH IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING

Growth Strategies #1111 (July 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING TRENDS
1 – AD BLOCKING JEOPARDIZES SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS MODEL
2 – SINGLE BIGGEST THREAT IN THE HISTORY OF ADVERTISING
3 – BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN ADVERTISING AND CONTENT
4 – WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR MARKETING IN AN INCREASINGLY AD-FREE FUTURE
5 – THE AD AGENCY OF THE FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1110 (June 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE HIGH COST OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
1 – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FUTURE?
2 – REGULATIONS ARE A REALLY BIG DRAG ON US GROWTH
3 – AMERICA’S ECONOMIC PROBLEM IS REGULATION, NOT TRADE
4 – THE HIDDEN TAX THAT COSTS HOUSEHOLDS UP TO $1600 A YEAR
5 – LIBERTY’S NEMESIS: THE UNCHECKED EXPANSION OF THE STATE
6 – HOME BUILDERS SQUEEZED BY RISING COMPLIANCE COSTS
7 – THIS LEGISLATION WILL CURB THE POWER OF UNACCOUNTABLE BUREAUCRACY

Growth Strategies #1109 (May 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: RECESSION ON THE HORIZON
1 – MEDIAN INCOME, WEALTH, WAGES DOWN
2 – PROFITS DOWN = BUSINESS INVESTMENT DOWN = RECESSION
3 – EARNINGS, PROFITS COLLAPSING, 100 MILLION AMERICANS NOT EMPLOYED
4 – FINANCIAL ENGINEERING AGAIN SIGNALS CRASH
5 – FREIGHT SHIPMENTS ARE WAY DOWN
6 – RETAIL SALES AT RECESSIONARY LEVELS
7 – VELOCITY OF MONEY AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER RECORDED
8 – LONG DECLINE IN LABOR MARKET DYNAMISM (FEWER NEW FIRMS, LOWER JOB CREATION AND DECREASED LABOR MARKET MOBILITY)

Growth Strategies #1108 (April 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE TRENDS DRIVING TRUMP
1 – NATIONALISM AND POPULISM
2 – BARACK OBAMA’S LEGACY
3 – COLLECTIVISM
4 – DISCONTENT WITH GOVERNMENT
5 – PROJECTION AND PERCEPTION OF COMPETENCE
6 – A BELEAGUERED WORKING CLASS

Growth Strategies #1107 (March 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: NOTES FROM CALIFORNIA
1 – CALIFORNIA’S PROSPECTS ARE BETTER BUT STILL PRECARIOUS
2 – SERFS UP WITH CALIFORNIA’S NEW FEUDALISM
3 – CALIFORNIA’S SPLIT PERSONALITY
4 – CALIFORNIA COMPANIES HEAD FOR GREATNESS OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA
5 – A RIGGED GAME
6 – CALIFORNIANS ARE VOTING WITH THEIR FEET
7 – EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
8 – JERRY BROWN’S FUNKY CALIFORNIA PRISON BLUES

Growth Strategies #1106 (February 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: ECONOMIC TRENDS OF NOTE
1 – STARTUPS ARE HISTORICALLY LOW
2 – WHAT’S ERODING THE MIDDLE CLASS
3 – THE FUTURE OF JOBS
4 – WEALTH BUT NO JOBS
5 – ISSUE OF WORK MISSING FROM POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
6 – THE SOLUTION: SEND YOUR KIDS TO ART SCHOOL

Growth Strategies #1105 (January 2016)
IN THIS ISSUE: ELITES WANT CENTRALIZED PLANNING, PEOPLE WANT FREEDOM
1 – PEOPLE RATHER THAN PLACES
2 – THE NEW AUTHORITARIANS
3 – FREEDOM AND CENTRAL PLANNING CAN NEVER COEXIST

Growth Strategies #1104 (December 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: FAULT LINES IN THE NEW AMERICA
1 – THE URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE
2 – THE TANGIBLE-INTANGIBLE ECONOMY DIVIDE
3 – THE CIVILIAN-MILITARY DIVIDE
4 – THE FEDERAL-PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEE DIVIDE

Growth Strategies#1103 (November 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: US ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
(2 CONTRARIAN PERSPECTIVES)
1 – THE MOST RECENT GDP REPORT: TEPID
2 – DEBT WILL CONTINUE TO RESTRAIN GROWTH
3 – WE ARE VERY LATE IN THIS CYCLE

Growth Strategies #1102 (October 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AFTER OBAMA
1 – RECOVERING FROM OBAMA
2 – AN ANTI-AMERICAN WHITE HOUSE
3 – AMERICA IN RETREAT
4 – SUPERPOWER

Growth Strategies #1101 (September 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE AMERICAN MIND
1 – STATE OF THE AMERICAN MIND (Bauerlein, Bellow)
2 – THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND (Lukianoff, Haidt)
3 – SHATTERED CONSENSUS (Piereson)

Growth Strategies #1100 (August 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: READINGS ON THE CONSTITUTION
1 – THE CONSTITUTION: AN INTRODUCTION (Paulsen)
2 – OUR LOST CONSTITUTION (Lee)
3 – IS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW UNLAWFUL? (Hamburger)
4 – SAVING CONGRESS FROM ITSELF (Buckley)
5 – WE THE PEOPLE (Murray)

Growth Strategies #1099 (July 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: CALIFORNIA WATER
1 – THE SCORCHING OF CALIFORNIA (Hanson)
2 – A GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA’S WATER WARS (Nunes)
3 – POTENTIAL SOLUTION: CISTERNS AND DECENTRALIZATION (Tamminen)

Growth Strategies #1098 (June 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: ONE MORE TIME – EVERY ISSUE IS A FAMILY ISSUE

Growth Strategies #1097 (May 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS AND PROSPECTS
1 – WAS THAT A STRUCTURAL OR CYCLICAL DOWNTURN?
2 – DOOM AND GLOOM, OR SWEETNESS AND LIGHT?

Growth Strategies #1096 (April 2015)
1 – STATES OF CHANGE
2 – L.A. DEMOGRAPHICS
3 – HISPANIC MARKETING MOVES INTO THE MAINSTREAM
4 – BREATHTAKING PROGRESS WITH WIRELESS NETWORKS

Growth Strategies #1095 (March 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE EDUCATION MORASS
1 – DROPOUTS ARE THE REAL PROBLEM
2 – THE AVERAGE COLLEGE FRESHMAN READS AT 7TH GRADE LEVEL
3 – SKILLS GAP FOUND IN COLLEGE GRADUATES
4 – TEN REASONS “FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE” IS A ROTTEN IDEA
5 – DEGREES FROM TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE NO LONGER THE ONLY PATH INTO THE MIDDLE CLASS

Growth Strategies #1094 (February 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: EVERY ISSUE IS A FAMILY ISSUE
1 – THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY STRUCTURE
2 – MARRIAGE: AMERICA’S #1 WEAPON AGAINST CHILD POVERTY
3 – FAMILY IS A CULTURAL CAUSE

Growth Strategies #1093 (January 2015)
IN THIS ISSUE: GOOD TRENDS, BAD TRENDS AND THE UNPREDICTABLE FUTURE
1 – THE WORLD IS NOT FALLING APART
2 – LABOR-MARKET DROPOUTS STAY ON THE SIDELINES
3 – THE UNPREDICTABLE FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1092 (December 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: Trends! Shocking, Stunning and True!
1 – 50% OF OCCUPATIONS GONE BY 2025
2 – THE NEW AGE OF INHERITANCE
3 – DEATH BY PENSION

Growth Strategies #1091 (November 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: Some of this year’s books that have informed my thinking, and confirmed my thinking
1 – Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (Riley)
2 – The New Class Conflict (Kotkin)
3 – The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (Easterly)
4 – To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations (Codevilla)
5 – The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government (Howard)
6 – The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (Dunkelman)
7 – The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools (Schwarz and Summers)

Growth Strategies #1090 (October 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: FUTURE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE
1 – BUSINESS: BIG IS THE NEXT BIG THING
2 – LIFESTYLE: THE THREE WAVES OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

Growth Strategies #1089 (September 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: UNEASINESS
1 – AMERICANS ARE UNHAPPY, WORRIED, PESSIMISTIC
2 – THE ECONOMY GETS A DOWNGRADE
3 – THE GREAT DELEVERAGING THAT NEVER HAPPENED
4 – THIS IS AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY?
5 – WHAT’S RIGHT WITH AMERICA

Growth Strategies #1088 (August 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: PERSPECTIVES TO CONSIDER
1 – ECONOMIC: PRODUCTION, NOT CONSUMPTION, DRIVES THE ECONOMY
2 – LEGAL: ACTIVIST STATE COURTS THWART VOTERS
3 – GEOGRAPHIC: THE MYTH OF RISING CITIES, DECLINING SUBURBS

Growth Strategies #1087 (July 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS
1 – GLOBALLY: The Age of Transformation
2 – NATIONALLY: The Asset-Rich, Income-Poor Economy
3 – IN CALIFORNIA: Success is Not Evenly Distributed

Growth Strategies #1086 (June 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING
2 – OUR DIGITAL FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1085 (May 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: POLICY, NOT POLITICS
1 – US POLICY HAS GONE LIBERALS’ WAY FOR 70 YEARS
2 – WHY DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF INEQUALITY
3 – JOB CREATION

Growth Strategies #1084 (April 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS OF NOTE
1 – DIVERGENT PATHS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES
2 – A MORE DIVERSE NATION
3 – SENIORS ARE WORKING LONGER
4 – THE NEW UNMARRIED MOMS

Growth Strategies #1083 (March 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – ARE WE BECOMING A PART-TIME ECONOMY? MAYBE
2 – ARE WE BECOMING A COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY? POSSIBLY
3 – ARE WE BECOMING A FREELANCE ECONOMY?
DEFINITELY

Growth Strategies #1082 (February 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – THE SCREWED GENERATION
2 – GENERATION X SUFFERS MOST

Growth Strategies #1081 (January 2014)
IN THIS ISSUE: GLOBAL TRENDS FOR 2014 AND BEYOND
1 – SLOW GLOBAL GROWTH TO SEE ONLY MODERATE REBOUND IN 2014
2 – THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2014 – 5 KEY TRENDS
3 – TEN TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE ASIA IN 2014
4 – 2014 CRUCIAL FOR EMERGING MARKETS, MAY SET TREND FOR DECADE

Growth Strategies #1080 (December 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: LESSONS FROM CHILE
1 – A WORKING MODEL
2 – DESTITUTE NO MORE
3 – THE AWESOME POWER OF IDEAS
4 – THE PRIVATIZATION OF SOCIAL SERVICES
5 – ABOUT CHILE’S MIRACLE

Growth Strategies #1079 (November 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: IS OUR FUTURE TO BE ONE OF INEVITABLE DIVERGENCE OR ONE OF ECONOMIC DYNAMISM?
1 – AVERAGE IS OVER
2 – MASS FLOURISHING
3 – A MAP OF AMERICA’S FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1078 (October 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: WHY I’M SHORT-TERM PESSIMISTIC, LONG-RANGE OPTIMISTIC
1 – WHAT ECONOMIC RECOVERY?
2 – ADVANTAGE AMERICA
3 – LUCKIEST GENERATION IN HISTORY

Growth Strategies #1077 (September 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: “America 3.0: The Coming Reinvention of America”
Excerpt of an essay by James Bennett and Michael Lotus published in The American, the Journal of the American Enterprise Institute. The authors’ thesis is that America is currently in a painful transition period, but once it emerges, it will be more prosperous and free than ever before.

Growth Strategies #1076 (August 2013)
1 – COOLING LOOMS ON EARTH
2 – AMERICA’S PATRIOTIC ASSIMILATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN
3 – RISK-AVERSE CULTURE (WHERE ARE THE ENTREPRENEURS?)
4 – DIAGNOSIS: WE’RE OUT OF BALANCE. CURE: REDISCOVER OUR EXCEPTIONALISM

Growth Strategies #1075 (July 2013)
1 – THE GREAT DEGENERATION
2 – THE REGULATED SATES OF AMERICA
3 – THE END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Growth Strategies #1074 (June 2013)
1 – NOTES ON EDUCATION
2 – CULTURAL TRENDS
3 – WORK NOT WELFARE

Growth Strategies #1073 (May 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: OUR NEW AMERICA
1 – POST-MARITALISM, A NATION OF SINGLES, POST-FAMILIALISM
2 – PART-TIME, SELF-EMPLOYED, TELECOMMUTING AMERICA

Growth Strategies #1072 (April 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: FAVORABLE MACROTRENDS AND THEIR COUNTERWEIGHTS
1 – FAVORABLE MACROTREND: MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTIONS
2 – COUNTERWEIGHT: INNOVATION WILL NOT SAVE US
3 – FAVORABLE MACROTREND: MERITOCRACY STILL RULES
4 – COUNTERWEIGHT: A KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS-BASED ECONOMY INCREASES INEQUALITY

Growth Strategies #1071 (March 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: CALIFORNIA TRENDS
1 – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOLDEN STATE?
2 – PRESCRIPTION FOR AN AILING CALIFORNIA
3 – CALIFORNIA, HERE WE STAY

Growth Strategies #1070 (February 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: DIVIDED AMERICA
1 – THE NEW POWER CLASS
2 – AMERICANS NO LONGER AGREE ON A CORE SET OF SHARED VALUES, ALREADY SECEDING FROM ONE ANOTHER
3 – A TRIBAL AMERICAN FUTURE
4 – GOVERNMENT DRIVES INEQUALITY

Growth Strategies #1069 (January 2013)
IN THIS ISSUE: STATE OF THE NATION
1 – SPINNING APART
2 – THE LONG-TERM THREAT
3 – WHEN GOOD INTENTIONS GO AWRY
4 – THE GLIDE PATH OPTION

Growth Strategies #1068 (December 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: CHEER UP AMERICA (OR NOT)
1 – THE OPTIMISTS
2 – THE PESSIMISTS
3 – TWENTY BIG TRENDS THAT WILL DOMINATE AMERICA’S FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1067 (November 2012)
1 – MORE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
2 – MORE ON HOUSING FOLLIES
3 – MORE ON BANKING FOLLIES

Growth Strategies #1066 (October 2012)
1 – ROGER’S POST ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
2 – HOUSING FOLLIES

Growth Strategies #1065 (September 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE AUTUMN OF OUR DISCONTENT
1 – JUST HOW BAD IS THE ECONOMY?
2 – AMERICA’S LABOR MARKET DEPRESSION CONTINUES
3 – SMALL BUSINESS IS IN A HOLDING PATTERN
4 – IS US ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER, OR ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THE NEXT GREAT GROWTH CYCLE?
5 – A SLOW RECOVERY OR A FAILED AGENDA?
6 – THE 4% SOLUTION

Growth Strategies #1064 (August 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRENDS
1 – GLOBAL ECONOMIC SENTIMENT
2 – INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
3 – CITIES AND THE RISE OF THE CONSUMER CLASS
4 – THE DECADE OF THE CIVETS
5 – AFRICA EMERGENT

Growth Strategies #1063 (July 2012)
1 – THE REAL BANKING SCANDAL
2 – TWO VIEWS OF THE RECENT EMPLOYMENT REPORT
3 – WHAT’S THE SOLUTION? BANKRUPTCY
4 – ANOTHER SOLUTION: PRIVATIZATION

Growth Strategies #1062 (June 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: NEW BOOKS I INTEND TO READ THIS SUMMER
Ending The Special Interest State (DeLong)
Unintended Consequences (Conard)
Uncontrolled (Manzi)
No, They Can’t (Stossel)
The Real Crash (Schiff)
The New Leviathan (Horowitz, Laksin)
The Road to Freedom (Brooks)
Spoiled Rotten (Cost)
The Age of Austerity (Edsall)

Growth Strategies #1061 (May 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: OUR TWO ECONOMIES
1 – DIVERGENT SECTORS, DIVERGENT FORTUNES
2 – DYSTOPIAN ECONOMICS
3 – CLOSING NOTE

Growth Strategies #1060 (April 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
1 – RECESSION THIS YEAR?
2 – THE NATURAL FORCES OF RECOVERY
3 – WHAT THE CDI IS TELLING US

Growth Strategies #1059 (March 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: A NEW SOCIAL MODEL

Growth Strategies #1058 (February 2012)
IN THIS ISSUE: TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
1 – WHY THE FUTURE WILL BE MUCH BETTER THAN YOU THINK
2 – DOING BIOTECH IN THE BEDROOM
3 – THE COMING TECH-LED BOOM

Growth Strategies #1057 (January 2012)
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2012 AND BEYOND: THE UGLY, THE BAD, AND THE GOOD

Growth Strategies #1056 (December 2011)
IN THIS ISSUE: BIG IDEAS IN BIG BOOKS OF 2011
1. THE NEXT DECADE
2. CIVILIZATION
3. HOW CIVILIZATIONS DIE
4. SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER
5. THROW THEM ALL OUT
6. YOUR TEACHER SAID WHAT?!

Growth Strategies #1055 (November 2011)
Does a Big Country Need to do Big Things? Yes. Do We Need a Big Government to do them? No.
1 – BUILDING BIG THINGS
2 – THE BIG DAM THAT NEVER GOT BUILT
3 – WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO REINVENTING GOVERNMENT?
4 – MY CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Growth Strategies #1054 (October 2011)
Synopsis of keynote presentation by Dr. Roger Selbert to the Western Car Wash Association 2011 Annual Convention and Trade Show
1 – INTRODUCTION: WE’RE IN A HUNKER-DOWN ECONOMY, BUT YOUR BUSINESS CAN THRIVE IN HARD TIMES
2 – OTHER STRATEGIES
3 – WHY GOOD TIMES WILL RETURN
4 – WHAT ABOUT CALIFORNIA?
5 – THE CAR WASH INDUSTRY
6 – LONG-RANGE REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC

Growth Strategies #1053 (September 2011)
1 – THE WINNER ECONOMY AND THE LOSER ECONOMY
2 – ANOTHER LOST DECADE VS. THE CASE FOR STOCKS
3 – CDI POINTS THE WAY ON CONSUMER EXPENDITURES

Growth Strategies #1052 (August 2011)
1 – UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHY WE ARE IN THIS ECONOMIC HOLE
2 – WHAT COULD BE DONE TO GET OUT OF IT
3 – POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS

Growth Strategies #1051 (July2011)
1 – RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING
2 – AMERICA AGES IN PLACE
3 – DR. HOUSING BUBBLE

Growth Strategies #1050 (June 2011)
IN THIS ISSUE: WHITHER CALIFORNIA?
1 – THE FIVE CALIFORNIAS
2 – THE TWO CALIFORNIAS
3 – LEGISLATIVE BLITZKREIG
4 – GREEN JIHAD
5 – MICHIGAN ON THE PACIFIC?
6 – COSTA MESA POINTS THE WAY

Growth Strategies #1049 (May 2011)
1 – STRUCTURAL CHANGE OR CYCLICAL TRENDS?
2 – PRODUCTIVITY IS FUNDAMENTAL
3 – US DEMOGRAPHICS: LARGER, OLDER, MORE HISPANIC, MORE DIVERSE

Growth Strategies #1048 (April 2011)
1 – COMING APART AT THE SEAMS
2 – THE CRISIS OF MODERN MALE IMMATURITY

Growth Strategies #1047 (March 2011)
A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE
Presentation by Roger Selbert to Associated Wholesale Grocers Management Conference
INTRODUCTION (The All-of-the-above, Just-in-time society)
1 – PEOPLE (WHO WE WILL BE, WHAT WE WILL LOOK LIKE)
2 – LIFESTYLE (HOW AND WHERE WE WILL LIVE, WORK, EDUCATE AND RECREATE)
3 – SHOPPING (HOW AND WHERE WE WILL SHOP, BUY AND CONSUME)
4 – GROCERY STORES (WHAT STORES WILL DO AND LOOK LIKE)
HOW TO SUCCEED

Growth Strategies #1046 (February 2011)
1 – FROM GREAT MODERATION TO GREAT STAGNATION
2 – GREAT RECESSION TO LEAVE INDELIBLE MARK ON US WORKPLACE
3 – ALL IS NOT HOPELESS!

Growth Strategies #1045 (January 2011)
IN THIS ISSUE: MIDDLE AMERICA: PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS
1 – THE UPWARD MOBILITY GAP
2 – BAD STUDENTS, NOT BAD SCHOOLS
3 – WHEN MARRIAGE DISAPPEARS
4 – MILLENIALS AND HOPE

Growth Strategies #1044 (December 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE:
CAN WE REPLICATE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE 20TH? NOT IF WE HANDCUFF OURSELVES

Growth Strategies #1043 (November 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – OUR PATCHWORK NATION
2 – ANOTHER 25 YEARS OF DOT-COM
3 – HIGH SPEED PORK
4 – CALIFORNIA’S PHONY ENVIRONMENTALISM
5 – ABUNDANT AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Growth Strategies #1042 (October 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – CRUCIBLES OF INNOVATION
2 – THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK
3 – THE END OF THE OFFICE
4 – DECADE OF THE TELECOMMUTE

Growth Strategies #1041 (September 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE DISCONNECT II
1 – A SPLENDID ESSAY
2 – A DANGEROUS DISAFFECTION
3 – THE RULING CLASS TAKES CARE OF ITS OWN
4 – THE ENTITLEMENT GAP
5 – THE $2 TRILLION HOLE

Growth Strategies #1040 (August 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE DISCONNECT
1 – VOTERS VS. THE POLITICAL CLASS
2 – REALITY GAP: US STRUGGLES, DC THRIVES
3 – AMERICA IS AT RISK OF BOILING OVER
4 – ARE AMERICANS BIGOTS?
5 – AMERICA’S RULING CLASS – AND THE PERILS OF REVOLUTION

Growth Strategies #1039 (July 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: WAVES AND CYCLES
1 – WHERE ARE WE IN THE K WAVE?
2 – IS THERE REALLY A DEBT CRISIS?

Growth Strategies #1038 (June 2010)
OUR DEMOGRAPHIC FUTURE: Synopsis of a recent presentation by Dr. Roger Selbert
THE AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC FUTURE IS:

LARGER
OLDER
WISER
WEALTHIER
MORE ETHNIC
MORE DIVERSE
MORE HISPANIC
MORE FEMALE
MORE SUBURBAN
MORE DISPERSED, DIFFUSED, DECENTRALIZED

Growth Strategies #1037 (May 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: REASONS TO BE PESSIMISTIC, REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC – 8 PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE
1 – DEREK THOMPSON
2 – RICHARD MORRILL
3 – KEVIN DRUM
4 – VINCENT FERNANDO
5 – MICHAEL SNYDER
6 – DAVID ROSENBERG
7 – JOEL KOTKIN
8 – ROGER SELBERT

Growth Strategies #1036 (April 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: WHERE NEXT FOR THE ECONOMY?
1 – THIS IS A RECOVERY?
2 – THE RECOVERY THAT NO ONE WANTS TO BELIEVE IN
3 – IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT RECESSION
4 – WHAT ECONOMISTS AT KIEL TOLD US
5 – WHAT CONSUMERS ARE TELLING US

Growth Strategies #1035 (March 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: EXCERPTS FROM RECENT PERCEPTIVE PIECES
1 – CALIFORNIA’S SCHIZOPHRENIC ELITES
2 – BRING BACK THE ROBBER BARONS
3 – DECENTRALIZE THE GOVERNMENT
4 – BOOM STATES

Growth Strategies #1034 (February 2010)
IN THIS ISSUE: OPTIMISM IN THE FACE OF DOOM-AND-GLOOM
1 – IT’S NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK
2 – THE NEXT HUNDRED MILLION: AMERICA IN 2050

Growth Strategies #1033 (January 2010)
1 – DENMARK, AND THE US, IN 2010
2 – HEATING UP THE DEBATE ABOUT THE FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1032 (December 2009)
1 – BOOKS TO DRIVE THE DEBATE
2 – THE FUTURE OF TV
3 – US CDI BACK IN POSITIVE TERRITORY

Growth Strategies #1031 (November 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
1 – GLOBAL DEMOGRAPHICS 2009
2 – US POPULATION PROJECTIONS: 2005 – 2050
3 – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN METROPOLITAN AMERICA
4 – THE WORLD’S NEW NUMBERS

Growth Strategies #1030 (October 2009)
WE SHOPPED TILL WE DROPPED, NOW WE’LL SAVE TO THE GRAVE
Synopsis of remarks by Dr. Roger Selbert to the Stable Value Investment Association
1 – PROSPECTS FOR THE US ECONOMY: GOOD, BAD AND UGLY
2 – THE NEW RETIREMENT REALITY
3 – THE NEW WORKPLACE: EMPLOYEES, JOBS, INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE
4 – THE NEW CONSUMER MENTALITY: HIT THE RESET BUTTON

Growth Strategies #1029 (September 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY TRENDS
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – REVERSING INDUSTRIAL DECLINE
3 – CHINA GAINS IN MANUFACTURING
4 – MANUFACTURING NOT IN DECLINE
5 – THE PLIGHT OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
6 – CONCLUSION

Growth Strategies #1028 (August 2009)
1 – KOYAANISQATSI REDUX
2 – US CDI BACK IN POSITIVE TERRITORY
3 – PUTTING THE CURRENT HEALTH CARE DEBATE IN PERSPECTIVE

Growth Strategies #1027 (July 2009)
1 – WHEN RADICALS RULE – FOR THIRTY YEARS
2 – CDI DECLINES IN JUNE; WAS MAY A FALSE DAWN?
3 – INDIVIDUALIZATION

Growth Strategies #1026 (June 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: 3 MANAGEMENT BOOKS (AND A PARODY) I LIKED
1 – THE FUTURE ARRIVED YESTERDAY
2 – MANAGEMENT REWIRED
3 – INSTANT TURNAROUND
4 – TOP 10 BUSINESS BOOKS FOR 2009

Growth Strategies #1025 (May 2009)
1 – THE TWILIGHT OF SPECIAL INTEREST POLITICS?
2 – KEYS TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTIVITY, COMPETITIVENESS

Growth Strategies#1024 (April 2009)
1 – A CALIFORNIA WEDDING
2 – ECONOMY: LIGHT AT END OF THE TUNNEL OR ONCOMING TRAIN?

Growth Strategies #1023 (March 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE ECONOMIC GROWTH IMPERATIVE
1 – THE VIRTUOUS CIRCLE
2 – THE GROWTH IMPERATIVE
3 – DEREGULATION = PROSPERITY
4 – PROSPERITY = FREEDOM, SAFETY, JUSTICE
5 – GROWTH: A WINNING POLITICAL ISSUE

Growth Strategies #1022 (February 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: EFFECT OF THE STIMULUS ON THE ECONOMIC FUTURE
1 – STIMULUS AN UNNECESSARY DANGER
2 – UNEMPLOYMENT AND STIMULUS
3 – LET INNOVATION STIMULATE THE ECONOMY
4 – THE GREAT DEPRESSION? NO, THE GREAT REPRESSION
5 – SILVER LININGS

Growth Strategies #1021 (January 2009)
IN THIS ISSUE: MIGHT AS WELL BE OPTIMISTIC
1 – BOTTOMING SIGNS
2 – THE ECONOMIC NEWS ISN’T ALL BLEAK
3 – 2009 COULD BE BETTER THAN YOU THINK
4 – WHAT COULD GO RIGHT IN 2009 … AND WRONG
5 – LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Growth Strategies #1020 (December 2008)
1 – NCF TOP READING SELECTIONS
2 – THE GREAT ENERGY DELUSION

Growth Strategies #1019 (November 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: GUIDEPOSTS TO THE ECONOMIC FUTURE
1 – AFFLUENT DEPRIVATION
2 – THE END OF PROSPERITY
3 – VELOCITY AND THE V-SHAPED RECOVERY
4 – HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US
5 – INNOVATION ECONOMICS

Growth Strategies #1018 (October 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: NewGeography.com
NewGeography.com is a web site devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work, offering insights on economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership. The following three essays by Roger Selbert have recently been published on the site (with more to follow!). The Executive Editor at NewGeography.com is Joel Kotkin. Check it out!
1 – THE COLLEGE TOWN IS OBSOLETE
2 – THE FUTURE OF SUBURBS? SUBURBS ARE THE FUTURE
3 – THE MIDDLE CLASS IS KEY TO ANY CITY’S FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1017 (September 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: Election Perspective
1 – THE DEMOCRATS’ DILEMMA: MIDDLE-CLASS NO LONGER
2 – THE REPUBLICAN CHALLENGE: INEQUALITY

Growth Strategies #1016 (August 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: ECONOMICS MADE INTERESTING!
1 – ECONOMICS DOES NOT LIE
2 – HOW ARE WE DOING?
3 – ECONOMICS AS METAPHOR

Growth Strategies #1015 (July 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – COLLABORATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA – 2008
2 – THE NEXT STEP IN OPEN INNOVATION
3 – FIVE FUTURE STRATEGIES YOU NEED RIGHT NOW

Growth Strategies #1014 (June 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS
2 – THE BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE

Growth Strategies #1013 (May 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
2 – ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE VI
3 – TRENDS AND THE 2008 ELECTION

Growth Strategies #1012 (April 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESS
2 – THE FUTURE OF MEDIA

Growth Strategies #1011 (March 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: QUALITY WILL OUT
Synopsis of presentation by Dr. Roger Selbert to the Danish American Business Summit 2008, “Competitiveness in Action” [Presented by the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce of Southern California in collaboration with the Trade Commission of Denmark, Los Angeles, and the UCLA Anderson School of Management – Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).]
1 – TRENDS IN GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
2 – COUNTERTRENDS
3 – IDENTIFYING THE LEVERAGE POINTS
4 – THEORY INTO ACTION
5 – CONCLUSION

Growth Strategies #1010 (February 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: TWO PROFOUND TRENDS (AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS)
1 – THE BIG SWITCH: FROM THE PC TO UTILITY COMPUTING
2 – MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND THE FUTURE OF THE U.S.

Growth Strategies #1009 (January 2008)
IN THIS ISSUE: BUSINESS TECH TRENDS
1 – TEN HOT BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2008
2 – EIGHT BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH
3 – IT TECH TRENDS FOR 2008
4 – TEN TECH TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE 2008

Growth Strategies #1008 (December 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: CHEER UP AMERICA
1 – INTRODUCTION: WHY DO WE FEEL SO BAD?
2 – ECONOMY: NO RECESSION IN ’08
3 – GLOBALIZATION: TRADE GOOD, PROTECTIONISM BAD
4 – SOCIAL/CULTURAL TRENDS: ON THE MEND
5 – OTHER MISCELLANEOUS GOOD NEWS
6 – CONCLUSION: DESPAIR IS UNWARRANTED

Growth Strategies #1007 (November 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS IN EDUCATION AND EDUCATION REFORM
1 – INTRODUCTION (EDITOR’S NOTE FROM ROGER SELBERT)
2 – READING FIRST (STERN)
3 – SCHOOL REFORM THAT CAN WORK (HESS)
4 – THREE SIMPLE TRUTHS (MURRAY)

Growth Strategies #1006 (October 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: GLOBAL TRENDS OF INTEREST
1 – WORLD POLL OF WELL-BEING (GALLOP)
2 – STATE OF THE FUTURE (UN)
3 – AMERICA’S ELEGANT DECLINE (KAPLAN)
4 – WHY THE WORLD ISN’T FLAT (GHEMAWAT)
5 – A DEMOGRAPHIC THEORY OF WAR (HEINSOHN)

Growth Strategies #1005 (September 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: EMERGING CONSUMER MARKETS
1 – MICROTRENDS
2 – KARMA QUEENS, GEEK GODS AND INNERPRENEURS
3 – PRIME-TIME AND BABY BOOMER WOMEN
4 – THE DEATH OF DEMOGRAPHICS?

Growth Strategies #1004 (August 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – OUR INTANGIBLE RICHES
2 – THE COMING CRISIS IN EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
3 – POPULATION GROWTH CHALLENGES THE MIDDLE EAST
4 – CALIFORNIA: STILL THE FUTURE
5 – HOW TO RESIST ALL 12 TYPES OF COMMERCIALS

Growth Strategies #1003 (July 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING
1 – ECONOMICS
2 – GLOBALIZATION
3 – 20TH CENTURY HISTORY
4 – ISLAM
5 – SOCIETY
6 – HEALTHCARE
7 – TRANSPORTATION
8 – POLITICS

Growth Strategies #1002 (June 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: GEOPOLITICS, ECONOMICS, DEMOGRAPHICS
1 – FOUR TRANSFORMATIONS
2 – THE SPOILING ATTACK

Growth Strategies #1001 (May 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH
1 – UNSTOPPABLE
2 – MORE ON HIDDEN ASSETS
3 – BLUEPRINT TO A BILLION

Growth Strategies #1000 (April 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: How Publishing Will Move Beyond Print
Synopsis of keynote presentation to the Western Publications Association Publishing Conference by Roger Selbert, President, Ask Dr. Roger Publications, Editor & Publisher, Integrated Retailing and Growth Strategies
1 – DOES THE INTERNET REPLACE PRINT?
2 – THE NEEDED BUSINESS MODEL
3 – WHAT PUBLISHING CAN LEARN FROM RETAILING
4 – WHAT FORWARD-LOOKING PUBLISHERS ARE DOING
5 – IT’S AN ALL-PLATFORM WORLD

Growth Strategies #999 (March 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE:
1 – ELECTRONIC NEWSPAPERS
2 – 20TH VS. 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS LEADERS
3 – WINE TRENDS

Growth Strategies #998 (February 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: CONSUMER-LED TECH TRENDS
1 – CONSUMERIZATION
2 – SECOND LIFE
3 – TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH

Growth Strategies #997 (January 2007)
IN THIS ISSUE: REVIEWS OF RECENT BOOKS ON TRENDS
1 – THE EXTREME FUTURE
2 – MIND SET!
3 – THE HUMMER AND THE MINI
4 – THE FUTURE OF MEN
5 – THE NEXT GREAT BUBBLE BOOM
6 – REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH

Growth Strategies #996 (December 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: TECH APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
1 – NEW WORK RULES’ EFFECT ON REAL ESTATE
2 – FUTURE USES OF RFIDs
3 – ALWAYS ON, ALWAYS CONNECTED

Growth Strategies #995 (November 2006)
1 – THE PRIVATE-EQUITY BOOM: CAUSES AND PROSPECTS
2 – MARRIAGE: ALIVE AND WELL

Growth Strategies #994 (October 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: 3 QUESTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE
1 – AGING SOCIETY: POORER OR RICHER?
2 – MIDDLE CLASS: STRUGGLING OR THRIVING?
3 – POPULATION: DISPERSING OR CLUSTERING?

Growth Strategies #993 (September 2006)
1 – MYTHS DEBUNKED
2 – TWO PLANS FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE

Growth Strategies #992 (August 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: CONSUMER MARKET TRENDS
1 – FROM BARGAIN HUNTERS TO TREASURE HUNTERS
2 – THE LONG TAIL VS. WINNER-TAKE-ALL
3 – ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF INTEGRATED RETAILING

Growth Strategies #991 (July 2006)
1 – RULE OF LAWYERS (UPDATE)
2 – WHY YOU CAN’T BELIEVE PREDICTIONS

Growth Strategies #990 (June 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS AFFECTING BUSINESS
1 – FUTURE MONITOR GLOBAL SENSING NETWORK
2 – DESIGN: THE LAST, BEST DIFFERENTIATOR
3 – LATEST TRENDS FROM DYG
4 – BUSINESS’ BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Growth Strategies #989 (May 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: IMMIGRATION
1 – BACKGROUND
2 – ANALYSES
3 – PRESCRIPTIONS

Growth Strategies #988 (April 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, FINANCING, ORGANIZATION, REGULATION
1 – HEALTHCARE IN THE NEWS
2 – MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE?
3 – CONVERGENCE OF HEALTH CARE, FINANCIAL SERVICES
4 – SEVEN TENSIONS DRIVING HEALTH CARE’S FUTURE

Growth Strategies #987 (March 2006)
IN THIS ISSUE: WHERE NOW FOR THE US ECONOMY?
1 – THE BIG PICTURE
2 – ECONOMIC MISMEASUREMENT, MISPERCEPTION, MISUNDERSTANDING
3 – OUTLOOK FOR ’06: ECONOMIC GROWTH CONTINUES
4 – LONG-RANGE VULNERABILITIES

Growth Strategies #986 (February 2006)
1 – TEN TRENDS TO WATCH
2 – FREEDOM = PROSPERITY; SMALLER = BETTER
3 – BOOMERS: THE GREATER GENERATION (NO! THE WORST!)

Growth Strategies #985 (January 2006)
1 – WORKFORCE TRENDS, WORKPLACE ISSUES
2 – RESILIENCY: BUSINESS’ FOREMOST STRATEGIC GOAL

Growth Strategies #984 (December 2005)
1 – HOT METRO REGIONS OF THE NEXT 25 YEARS
2 – MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLDS = BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
3 – US HISPANICS: HOMEOWNERS, BUSINESS OWNERS

Growth Strategies #983 (November 2005)
IN THIS ISSUE: EDUCATIONAL TRENDS
1 – TRENDS IN K-12 EDUCATION
2 – TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Growth Strategies #982 (October 2005)
IN THIS ISSUE: RETAILING TRENDS
1 – SHOPPERS GOTTA SHOP, IN-STORE AND ONLINE
2 – CONSUMERS COMBINE BRICKS, CLICKS AND CATALOGS
3 – SECRETS TO A RETAIL REBEL’S SUCCESS
4 – THE FUTURE MODEL ACHIEVED: INTEGRATED, MULTICHANNEL RETAILING

Growth Strategies #981 (September 2005)
1 – THE 21ST CENTURY AT WORK
2 – HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Growth Strategies #980 (August 2005)
1 – ADVERTISING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE ADVERTISING
2 – BOOMERS AS SENIORS
3 – CONSUMERS OPTIMISTIC, STILL READY TO SPEND
4 – CONTRARY BOOKS WE’RE READING THIS SUMMER

Growth Strategies #979 (July 2005)
1 – HISPANIC MARKET UPDATE
2 – TECH TRENDS

Growth Strategies #978 (June 2005)
IN THIS ISSUE: VOICES ON RACE (IV)
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – DIVERSITY: THE FLAWED CONCEPT
3 – AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: THE FLAWED REMEDY
4 – CLOSING THE GAPS
5 – THE RISE OF A NEW BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS

Growth Strategies #977 (May 2005)
1 – THE BEST OF ECONOMIC TIMES
2 – THE NEW DEMOGRAPHY OF DEPOPULATION
3 – POLITICAL DOMINANCE FOR A GENERATION?

Growth Strategies #976 (April 2005)
1 – CHILDLESS CITIES VS. CITIES OF ASPIRATION
2 – WORK, JOBS, SKILLS OF THE FUTURE
3 – A PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHCARE

Growth Strategies #975 (March 2005)
1 – CHANGES IN THE PATH TO THE CORPORATE TOP
2 – RECIDIVISM: TRENDS AND PROSPECTS
3 – AMERICANS DON’T SAVE! (BUT AMERICA DOES)

Growth Strategies #974 (February 2005)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS IN GROWING CONSUMER MARKETS
1 – THE NEW AFFLUENT MARKET
2 – THE NEW WOMEN’S MARKET
3 – THE NEW HISPANIC MARKET

Growth Strategies #973 (January 2005)
IN THIS ISSUE: WAR AND PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
1 – THE PENTAGON’S NEW MAP
2 – CHINA’S PROBABLE TRAJECTORY
3 – IRAQ IS PART OF A REGIONAL WAR

Growth Strategies #972 (December 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: OUTLOOK 2005
1 – HEALTHY LIQUIDITY TO FUEL US ECONOMIC GROWTH
2 – POTENTIAL STICKY BITS
3 – THE NEW GLOBALIZATION DEBATE
4 – YOUR PORTFOLIO: STILL STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN

Growth Strategies #971 (November 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: ELECTION ANALYSES AND FUTURE IMPLICATIONS
1 – THE VALUES VOTE
2 – THE VALUES-VOTE MYTH
3 – CULTURAL ISSUES CONFUSE THE LIBERALS
4 – HISPANIC VOTE KEY
5 – FOUR YEARS FOR WHAT?
6 – THE DEFLATION OF POLITICS

Growth Strategies #970 (October 2004)
1 – BUSINESS STRATEGIES, OR MANAGEMENT FADS?
2 – A COMING LABOR SHORTAGE: REALITY, OR MYTH?
3 – SOUTH AMERICAN ECONOMIES: FREE MARKETS, OR CRONY CAPITALISM?

Growth Strategies #969 (September 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: Q&A WITH ROGER SELBERT FOLLOWING RECENT SPEECH ON ECONOMIC TRENDS, COVERING:

middle class squeeze myth
 poverty rate meaninglessness
 minimum wage jobs
 income mobility
 tax progressivity
 job creation
 outsourcing
 health care costs
 benefits of an aging population
 Social Security
 stock market prospects
 housing market prospects

Growth Strategies #968 (August 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: BRIGHT OR DREADFUL? TWO VIEWS EACH
1 – A COMING DARK AGE, OR VAST PROGRESS AHEAD?
2 – EUROPEAN ECONOMIC PROSPECTS
3 – BOOMERS’ RETIREMENT PROSPECTS

Growth Strategies #967 (July 2004)
1 – THE MASS MARKET IS DEAD
2 – LONG LIVE THE MASS MARKET

Growth Strategies #966 (June 2004)
1 – THE REAL ENERGY SOLUTION: NUCLEAR
2 – THE REAL INNER CITY SOLUTION: EDUCATIONAL CHOICE

Growth Strategies #965 (May 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING
1 – HARD AMERICA, SOFT AMERICA
2 – THE FORCE OF REASON
3 – THE EMPTY CRADLE

Growth Strategies #964 (April 2004)
1 – SMALL IS BETTER (Small Business Trends)
2 – OLDER IS BETTER (Senior Market Trends)
3 – SMALL BUSINESS IS OLDER (Senior Entrepreneurs)

Growth Strategies #963 (March 2004)
IN THIS ISSUE: VIEWS ON THE ECONOMY AND EMPLOYMENT

job creation/self-employment
 outsourcing/productivity
 effect of rising health care costs
 overregulation/overlitigation
 labor market turnaround
 tax reform
 encouraging growth clues
 employment a decade from now

Growth Strategies #962 (February 2004)
1 – WHAT EMPLOYERS FACE
2 – THE CONSUMER-CENTRIC ORGANIZATION
3 – SINGLE AMERICANS: TWO VIEWS

Growth Strategies #961 (January 2004)
1 – THE WAR WE’RE IN
2 – THE POLITICS OF SHAME VS. GUILT
3 – NO VICTORY, NO PEACE
4 – WHERE WE ARE HEADED

Growth Strategies #960 (December 2003)
1 – THE PARADOX OF PROGRESS
2 – AMERICANS ARE INTEGRATING THEIR OFFLINE, ONLINE LIVES

Growth Strategies #959 (November 2003)
1 – FOR-PROFIT ADULT EDUCATION UPDATE
2 – HISPANIC MARKET NOTES OF INTEREST

Growth Strategies #958 (October 2003)
1 – NEW LIFESTAGES, GENERATIONS, MARKET SEGMENTS
2 – WORKPLACE TRENDS CHANGING HOW BUSINESS IS DONE

Growth Strategies #957 (September 2003)
IN THIS ISSUE: TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH
1 – SIGNS OF THE TECH RECOVERY
2 – THE NEXT BIG THINGS
3 – TECH WAVES TO COME
4 – TECHNOLOGIES TO CHANGE THE WORLD
5 – 20 MOST PROMISING TECHNOLOGIES

Growth Strategies #956 (August 2003)
IN THIS ISSUE: IMPORTANT TRENDS IN IMPORTANT SECTORS
1 – RETAIL: WHAT FUTURE FOR MALLS, DEPARTMENT STORES?
2 – HOUSING: THE END OF BOOM-BUST?
3 – MANUFACTURING: HIGH-MARGIN, TECH-SENSITIVE

Growth Strategies # 955 (July 2003)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS SHAPING THE GLOBAL FUTURE
1 – HEADLINES OVER THE HORIZON
2 – THE ANTI-AMERICANS
3 – CRACKUP OF THE ARAB TYRANNIES?
4 – SUPREMACY BY STEALTH

Growth Strategies #954 (June 2003)
THE COMPETITIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT OF THE 21st CENTURY
[Synopsis of a recent keynote address delivered by Dr. Roger Selbert]

The New Economy
The New Demography
The New Geography
The New Workforce
The New Consumer

Growth Strategies #953 (May 2003)
1 – TRENDS IN WOMEN’S ISSUES (continued)
2 – A QUESTION OF RISK

Growth Strategies #952 (April 2003)
1 – BLACK GENDER AND SCHOOLING GAPS
2 – SPAM, SPAM, SPAM
3 – KEYS TO REBUILDING IRAQ: FREEDOM + QUALITY OF INSTITUTIONS

Growth Strategies #951 (March 2003)
1 – JOB TRENDS
2 – PHASE THREE OF THE INTERNET AGE
3 – TOP DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS FOR 2003 AND BEYOND

Growth Strategies #950 (February 2003)
1 – LONG-TERM POLITICAL PROSPECTS
2 – LONG-TERM CRIME PROSPECTS

Growth Strategies #949 (January 2003)
1 – BENEFICIAL TREND: THE GLOBALIZATION OF WELL-BEING
2 – DISTURBING TREND: FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE OF LAWYERS

Growth Strategies #948 (December 2002)
1 – WHAT’S NEW ABOUT CARS
2 – SENIOR GOLD
3 – THE NEW MOMMY TRACK

Growth Strategies #947 (November 2002)
IN THIS ISSUE: MINORITY MARKETS
1 – RESHAPING THE LANDSCAPE
2 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MARKET
3 – ASIAN AMERICAN DIVERSITY
4 – MINORITY ENTREPRENEURS

Growth Strategies #946 (October 2002)
1 – STOCK MARKET PROSPECTS
2 – THE DVD REVOLUTION
3 – THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF SNOBBERY

Growth Strategies #945 (September 2002)
1 – THE HISPANIC FUSION MARKET: BILINGUAL YOUTH
2 – LATINO PARENTS OFTEN LACK COLLEGE-ENTRY SAVVY
3 – THE NUEVA LATINA’S GUIDE TO LA VIDA
4 – WORLD CUP MARKETING LESSONS

Growth Strategies #944 (August 2002)
1 – PET TREND: ANTRHROPOMORPHISM
2 – TAMING RUNAWAY HEALTHCARE COSTS
3 – PLANNING FOR WHAT’S NEXT

Growth Strategies #943 (July 2002)
1 – THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CLASS
2 – THE RISE OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS
3 – THE RISE IN INCOMES AND QUALITY OF LIFE
4 – THE ETHICAL NON-CRISIS

Growth Strategies #942 (June 2002)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS FOR THIS DECADE
1 – ECONOMICS: BABY BOOMERS TO DRIVE SPENDING
2 – WORKFORCE: SKILLED WORKER SHORTAGE TO PERSIST
3 – FAMILY: THE NEW PARENTS (AND GRANDPARENTS)
4 – TECHNOLOGY: POTENTIALLY TRANSFORMATIVE PROSPECTS

Growth Strategies #941 (May 2002)
1 – THE HISPANIC URBAN YOUTH MARKET AND HOW TO REACH IT
2 – SPANGLISH: THE LANGUAGE PARA TODAY Y EL FUTURO
3 – HISPANIC MEDIA AND ADVERTISING GROWTH (AND EFFECTIVENESS)

Growth Strategies #940 (April 2002)
1 – TRENDS IN SUBURBANIZATION
2 – MERITOCRATS VS. BOURGEOISOPHOBES

Growth Strategies #939 (March 2002)
1 – FUNDING RETIREMENT: THE ISSUE THAT WON’T GO AWAY
2 – THEMES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
3 – TRENDS SHAPING THE FOOD INDUSTRY
4 – BUSINESS APPLICATIONS DRIVING THE NEXT TECH WAVE

Growth Strategies #938 (February 2002)
1 – THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT REVISITED
2 – CRACKS IN THE LIBERAL EDIFICE
3 – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS OF INTEREST
4 – SHOPPERS WANT TO BE THEMED

Growth Strategies #937 (January 2002)
IN THIS ISSUE: HISPANIC MARKET TRENDS
1 – INTRO: WHY THE EMPHASIS ON HISPANICS?
2 – RECESSION RESISTANT
3 – HISPANIC MIDDLE CLASS GROWTH
4 – HISPANIC CONSUMERS RESPONSIVE TO TV, ADS, BRANDS
5 – MEXICAN-AMERICAN INFLUENCE DOMINANT AND GROWING
6 – THE OTHER FACE OF AMERICA/THE NEW AMERICANS

Growth Strategies #936 (December 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: PROSPECTS AT HOME AND ABROAD
1 – ON THE HOME FRONT
2 – ON THE WAR FRONT

Growth Strategies #935 (November 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: TWO RECENT BOOKS OF NOTE
1 – GOOD TO GREAT
2 – THE SKEPTICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST

Growth Strategies #934 (October 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: 9/11/01: Questions and Implications
1 – COULD IT HAVE BEEN FORESEEN?
2 – IS THIS THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS?
3 – WILL GLOBALIZATION SLOW OR HALT?
4 – THE GREAT RELEARNING
5 – THE FOURTH TURNING

Growth Strategies #933 (September 2001)
1 – THE COMING ECONOMIC BOOM
2 – THE MONOCHROME SOCIETY
3 – CONSUMER TRENDS

Growth Strategies #932 (August 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: TRENDS IN WOMEN’S ISSUES
1 – BUSINESS/WORKPLACE ISSUES
2 – SOCIAL/CULTURAL ISSUES
3 – YOUNG WOMEN’S ISSUES

Growth Strategies #931 (July 2001)
1 – BEST PLACES, NEXT FRONTIERS
2 – NEW TECHNOLOGY, NEW ECONOMY EFFECTS
3 – INSTANT BOOKS, BUT FEWER READERS

Growth Strategies #930 (June 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: GLOBAL AND US DEMOGRAPHICS
1 – GLOBAL TRENDS: POPULATION GROWTH, BUT FALLING BIRTH, FERTILITY RATES
2 – CENSUS 2000: DIVERSITY YES, BUT CONCENTRATED
3 – SENIORS: HEALTHIER AND WEALTHIER, BUT WORKING
4 – ASIANS: RAPID GROWTH, BUT UNEVEN
5 – FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS: IN DECLINE, BUT STILL THE NORM

Growth Strategies #929 (May 2001)
1 – OUTSOURCE, SUPPLY, OR DIE
2 – THE MATURING INTERNET
3 – MORAL FREEDOM, MORAL VACUUM

Growth Strategies #928 (April 2001)
PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND SMART HOUSE TECHNOLOGY
(Synopsis of Dr. Roger Selbert’s keynote address to InfoTech Forum, Aarhus, Denmark)

Growth Strategies #927 (March 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: LATEST HISPANIC TRENDS
1 – THE NUMBERS
2 – MARKETING TO HISPANICS
3 – HISPANICS ONLINE

Growth Strategies #926 (February 2001)
1 – OF RECESSIONS, SOFT LANDINGS AND V-SHAPED RECOVERIES
2 – BEST BOOKS OF 2000

Growth Strategies #925 (January 2001)
IN THIS ISSUE: OF THINGS TO COME
1 – GLOBAL PROSPECTS AND DANGERS
2 – AMERICAN POPULATION CHANGES AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #924 (December 2000)
1 – ANTICORPORATE POPULISM
2 – IT’S THE CULTURE, STUPID

Growth Strategies #923 (November 2000)
1 – THE TEN STATES IMPERATIVE
2 – THE DREAM SOCIETY AND EXPERIENCE ECONOMY

Growth Strategies #922 (October 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: WORKFORCE TRENDS
1 – A WORKERS’ MARKET
2 – HITTING THE WALL
3 – 24/7/365
4 – WHAT WORKERS WANT
5 – BEST BOSSES TELL ALL
6 – THE APPEASEMENT TRAP

Growth Strategies #921 (September 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: VOICES ON RACE (III)
1 – THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT BLACK AMERICA
2 – THE GAPS THAT PERSIST
3 – EXPLAINING THE BLACK EDUCATION GAP
4 – USING HISTORY TO CREATE THE FUTURE

Growth Strategies #920 (August 2000)
1 – THE POLITICS OF URBAN SPRAWL
2 – TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH
3 – FIRST MOVER DISADVANTAGE

Growth Strategies #919 (July 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: SUMMER READING ON MAJOR TRENDS
1 – THE WEALTH OF CHOICES
2 – METACAPITALISM
3 – THE GLOBAL ME
4 – THE $100 BILLION ALLOWANCE

Growth Strategies #918 (June 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: KEY TRENDS FOR TOMORROW
1 – INTERNATIONAL: THE RETURN OF PAGAN ETHOS
2 – INTERNET: NEWSPAPERS, TRAVEL AGENTS SURVIVE
3 – MARKETING: RESEARCH MATTERS (BUT CATCH THE CLUETRAIN)
4 – ECONOMIC/POLITICAL: THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT

Growth Strategies #917 (May 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: BOOMERS ROLL AND RULE
1 – THE AMERICAN AGE OF AFFLUENCE
2 – UPSIDES, DOWNSIDES
3 – BOBOS IN PARADISE

Growth Strategies #916 (April 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: FOOD INDUSTRY TRENDS
1 – FOOD CONSUMERS
2 – FOOD STORES
3 – ONLINE FOOD SHOPPING
4 – HEALTH/ORGANIC/NATURAL FOODS
5 – RED FLAGS/WILD CARDS

Growth Strategies #915 (March 2000)
1 – SHIFTING IMMIGRATIN DEBATE
2 – WHERE WORK IS GOING

Growth Strategies #914 (February 2000)
1 – THE NEXT BIG INVESTMENT TRENDS
2 – INTERNET: REVOLUTIONARY OR EVOLUTIONARY?
3 – THE INCOME/WEALTH GAP: WHICH REALITY?

Growth Strategies #913 (January 2000)
IN THIS ISSUE: PLANNING FOR CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE
1 – POPULATION, ECONOMIC AND JOB GROWTH TO COME
2 – PREPARING AND PLANNING FOR GROWTH
3 – A CONSENSUS ON GROWTH?
4 – CALIFORNIA’S MEXICO CONNECTION

Growth Strategies #912 (December 1999)
1 – HEALTH CARE CONCERNS, CURES, MYTHS
2 – CULTURAL UPS AND DOWNS
3 – NOT SO FAST, BUDDY

Growth Strategies #911 (November 1999)
1 – ELDER-CARE: A GROWING WORKPLACE ISSUE
2 – I WANT TO BE ALONE (IN MY CAR)
3 – POPULATION GROWTH = REAL ESTATE DEMAND
4 – THE INFORMATION INDUSTRY
5 – VOCATIONAL TRAINING: BACK TO THE FUTURE
6 – CHANGE: THE ONLY CONSTANT

Growth Strategies #910 (October 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: RETAILING TRENDS
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – E-TAILING: BETTER THAN EVER, FAR FROM PERFECT
3 – CLICKS AND MORTAR
4 – WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO SUCCEED

Growth Strategies #909 (September 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: WHAT NEXT FOR THE DOW?
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – OUR RECORD
3 – CRAZY, MAN!
4 – THE GOOD TIMES WILL LAST
5 – DOW 8000
6 – DOW 36,000

Growth Strategies #908 (August 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: SUMMER TREND ROUNDUP
1 – A NATION OF GIVERS
2 – WHAT WE SPEND ON PETS
3 – WHERE WEALTH RESIDES
4 – WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
5 – NICHE MAGAZINE GROWTH
6 – FUTURE FOOD MARKETS
7 – PUBLIC OPINION: GRATEFUL, OPTIMISTIC, BEDROCKED

Growth Strategies #907 (July 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: DRUCKER, THUROW, BIRCH ON THE FUTURE
1 – DRUCKER’S 5 NEW REALITIES AND 8 BUSINESS STRATEGIES
2 – THUROW’S 8 RULES FOR BUILDING WEALTH
3 – BIRCH’S 4 INSIGHTS
4 – GROWTH STRATEGIES IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #906 (June 1999)
1 – IBD’S TOP TRENDS OF OUR TIME
2 – WAKE UP AND GO TO SLEEP!
3 – POST-SOVIET RUSSIA

Growth Strategies #905 (May 1999)
1 – EDUCATION: PRIVATE ALTERNATIVES, DISTANCE LEARNING
2 – TERRORISM IN PERSPECTIVE

Growth Strategies #904 (April 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE NEW GUY NEXT DOOR
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – A NEW DEFINITION OF MASCULINITY
3 – SIX TRAITS OF THE NEW GUY NEXT DOOR
4 – CONCERN WITH APPEARANCE: NOT VANITY, NECESSITY
5 – GROWTH STRATEGIES IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #903 (March 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: PRIVACY PLEASE
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – IN PUBLIC PLACES
3 – AT WORK
4 – ONLINE
5 – IN MARKETING
6 – AT THE STORE
7 – AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE
8 – PRIVACY FROM GOVERNMENT
9 – GROWTH STRATEGIES IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #902 (February 1999)
1 – TV IS RADIO; RADIO IS WEB; WEB IS BROADBAND
2 – MERGERS: STILL SUSPECT
3 – ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: A GROWTH INDUSTRY

Growth Strategies #901 (January 25, 1999)
IN THIS ISSUE: THE IMPACT OF SENIORS: JUST THE BEGINNING
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – AGING BOOMERS: BOON OR BANE?
3 – SENIORS IN THE WORKPLACE
4 – POTENTIAL IMPACT ON FOOD MARKET
5 – POTENTIAL IMPACT ON HOUSING, HEALTH CARE
6 – WHERE THE MONEY IS
7 – GROWTH STRATEGIES IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #900 (January 11, 1999)
1 – TRENDS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION
2 – THE KNOWABLE FUTURE
3 – TOMORROW’S CHILD

Growth Strategies #899 (December 21, 1998)
1 – ECONOMIC FORECASTS FOR ’99 AND BEYOND
2 – GROWING PAPER MARKETS
3 – THE FUTURE AND ITS ENEMIES

Growth Strategies #898 (December 7, 1998)
IN THIS ISSUE: CULTURAL, MORAL, SOCIAL, CIVIC TRENDS
1 – A NATION OF CULTURE
2 – SOCIAL RENEWAL
3 – UTILITARIAN MORALITY
4 – CIVIC ENGINES
5 – MARKETPLACE IMPLICATIONS

Growth Strategies #897 (November 16, 1998)
1 – BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: SIMPLIFICATION
2 – AMERICAN MANUFACTURING: CHANGE, CONTINUITY, CHALLENGES

Growth Strategies #896 (October 26, 1998)
IN THIS ISSUE: FINDING, WINNING, KEEPING CUSTOMERS
1 – MORE ON MASS CUTOMIZATION
2 – FUTURE RETAIL: FROM MERCHANDISE-DRIVEN TO RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN
3 – THE ROLE OF BRANDS
4 – ONLINE: GREAT SELLING TOOL OR GREAT PROFIT SQUEEZER?

Growth Strategies #895 (October 5, 1998)
1 – WORKFORCE/WORKPLACE TRENDS
2 – MOVIE-GOING TRENDS

Growth Strategies #894 (September 14, 1998)
IN THIS ISSUE: GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC MARKETS
1 – SINGLES AND MINGLES
2 – MILLENNIUM GEN
3 – ETHNIC DIVERSITY: WHICH FUTURE?

Growth Strategies #893 (August 24, 1998)
1 – WHERE THE TIME GOES: THE WORK/LEISURE TIME SQUEEZE
2 – WHERE THE MONEY GOES: WHAT TIME BUYS

Growth Strategies #892 (August 10, 1998)
1 – THE WAR FOR TALENT
2 – COLLEGE: A REALITY CHECK
3 – AN EXPLOSION OF MARKET FRAGMENTS
4 – UNDERGROUND ECONOMY: HOW BIG?
5 – REDEFINING THE AMERICAN DREAM

Growth Strategies #891 (July 20, 1998)
THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1 – L.A.: WHERE GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRENDS MEET
2 – WHAT ABOUT POPULATION GROWTH?
3 – WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
4 – WHAT ABOUT IMMIGRATION?
5 – WHAT ABOUT POVERTY?

Growth Strategies #890 (July 6, 1998)
1 – PROSPERITY, INEQUALITY, INSECURITY
2 – ENLIGHTENED DEFEATISM

Growth Strategies #889 (June 15, 1998)
THE KEY TO TECHNOLOGY: APPROPRIATENESS
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – THE INTERNET: NEW PARADIGM OR NOTHING GROWS TO THE SKY?
3 – THE NET GENERATION WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING, OR NOT
4 – WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY: BOON OR BANE?
5 – UPGRADE FATIGUE AND DE-ENGINEERING
6 – TECHNOGRAPHICS OR TECH BACKLASH?

Growth Strategies #888 (May 25, 1998)
IN THIS ISSUE: STRATEGIC THINKING
1 – INTRODUCTION
2 – THE NEW STRATEGIC PLANNING
3 – STRATEGIC BUSINESS DESIGN
4 – STRATEGIC INSTINCT
5 – STRATEGY INNOVATION
6 – STRATEGIC PROCESS

Growth Strategies #887 (May 4, 1998)
1 – LONG-RANGE EFFECTS OF A RISING INVESTOR CLASS
2 – REVOLUTIONARY POWER SHIFTS

Growth Strategies #886 (April 13, 1998)
1 – WELCOME TO GROWTH STRATEGIES
2 – THE FUTURE OF INNER CITIES
3 – PATH DEPENDENCE DEBUNKED

Growth Strategies was formerly published as FutureScan, which together have been written and edited by Dr. Roger Selbert continuously since 1981.