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Ride the Wave…

In Business Model, Change Management, Program Launch, Strategic Planning, Success Formula on November 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

America 2029 will be taking companies to new heights, keeping them on the edge.

Why not ride the wave with these companies?

Even if you are not a paying client, we are interested in promoting your efforts to step into the future.

Keep reading the wiki content, and then add an entry about you and/or your company.  How are you dealing with change? Do you have a vision for your future?

By adding content to the wiki, you will become a candidate for our upcoming book on America 2029.

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Day 1. What is America 2029?

In 30-day Elevator Pitch, Business Model, Success Formula, Taking Action on January 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The next 30 posts will reveal the America 2029 “30-day elevator pitch,” a concise, step-by-step explanation of America 2029 and how you can get involved.

America 2029

People everywhere are waiting for America and the world to be fixed.  Some are waiting for politicians.  Others are waiting for the educational system.  Still others are waiting for the economy to recover cyclically, as it always has before.

Those who are more realistic recognize that the world has forever changed.  They are looking to innovative individuals, companies, and organizations to create the infrastructure of tomorrow.

Those with the most vision, however, are creating that infrastructure.

The America 2029 Consortium brings together those visionaries to create a common vision and accelerate the transition into the future.

The name America 2029 derives from several key events that are predicted for around the year 2029:

  1. Neil Howe and the late William Strauss predict that the current crisis that we are now in will end around 2029, and lead to a new golden age.
  2. Ray Kurzweil predicts that a breakthrough in artificial intelligence will occur in 2029.
  3. Whether or not you believe that Kurzweil’s prediction will come true, his research shows that human capabilities will be significantly enhanced.  In particular, humans should be able to draw on the Collective Intelligence of the world, past and present.

Those who are shaping this future know that success comes from envisioning the future and then making it happen, one step at a time.

Perhaps you have your own vision of the future.  The America 2029 Consortium would like to hear your vision and make it a part of its vision.  In doing so, the consortium will promote your ideas.

Even if you don’t have your own vision, you can be a part of the America 2029 Program, absorbing the vision of countless others, and then acting to make the unified vision happen.

There have always been leaders and followers, and followers have done all right for themselves.  In these turbulent times, however, genuine success will go to the leaders.  The America 2029 Consortium would like you to join their team of leaders.

Be a part of the solution!

How to Use the America 2029 Program / Acknowledgements

In Business Model, Cooperation, Program Launch, Success Formula on December 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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How to Use the America 2029 Program

The America 2029 program will only work for you if you find people that you trust.  It is not a get-rich-quick scheme, and working with schemers will immediately put you in a holding pattern that could ultimately jeopardize your chances of success.

Before you begin your journey, you must understand what makes the program work, and then you and your trusted partners must begin the journey together.

Please take the time to understand America 2029, and to help your partners do the same.  In this way, you and your partners will be able to positively represent the program, ensuring your success.  There will be more than enough people working in the name of America 2029.  Without integrity, you will find that your potential partners and customers will look elsewhere.

Acknowledgements

The America 2029 program has been significantly influenced by a number of authors and experts: Noam Chomsky, Richard Florida, Paul Zane Pilzer, Malcolm Gladwell, Ray Kurzweil, Thomas L. Friedman, Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, Michael Treacy & Fred Wiersema, Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Seth Godin, Bill Clinton, Faith Popcorn, Alvin Toffler, John Naisbitt, Patricia Aburdene, Jim Taylor, Watts Wacker, Peter Senge, Napoleon Hill, Anthony Robbins, Jesse Schell, Don Marinelli, Randy Pausch, Harry S. Dent, Jr., Thomas J. Stanley, Harvey Mackay, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Win Wenger, Richard Poe, Debbie Ford, John Gray, and many more.

The Purpose of this Document

In Business Model, Success Formula, Taking Action on December 9, 2012 at 2:44 am

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This document is merely a launching point.

It will provide you with specific actions.  However, of necessity, the details of those actions will have to be specified in a way that is specific to your circumstances.  Mentors and supporting documents will provide instructions for you as an entrepreneur, visionary leader, loyal employee, displaced worker, innovator, financial whiz, technogeek, or however you classify yourself.

Writers have long known: There is no way to write a manual to become a millionaire.  People become millionaires by standing out from the crowd, and no one can tell you how to do that.  They can only give you guidelines.

The America 2029 program faces the same problem—but there is a solution.

America 2029 provides step-by-step instructions for building the meaningful alliances that successful people have used since the beginning of recorded history (and probably before).  No document will give you your next breakthrough innovation.  Nevertheless, America 2029 will tell you specifically how to cultivate innovation and greatness among you and your partners.  As you strive toward greatness, your personal mentor will ensure that you pick yourself up from pitfalls and navigate around obstacles.

Yes, this document is merely a launching point.  Nevertheless, it will see to it that you stay the course, steering you ever closer to your goal.  At the risk of overpromising, we can definitively state that if you follow this document, you are guaranteed success.  This is not an idle marketing slogan.  This is a reflection of the rigorous, step-by-step nature of the America 2029 program.

Hyperspace

In Building Blocks, Business Model, Decision-Making, Economics, Innovation, Planning, Problem-Solving, Program Launch on November 26, 2012 at 4:00 am

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Imagine looking down on earth and seeing all these building blocks waiting to be assembled.  Most people on earth don’t recognize these building blocks for the future, just lying around.  However, from up above you can see the building blocks and the people navigating around them, as if they were obstacles.  Memes look like jargon to keep insiders in and outsiders out.  A proliferation of protocols and standards is complicating what was once a simple world.   Opposing viewpoints look like gridlock instead of synergy.

The people on earth just keep going further and further out of the way to avoid these obstacles.  Life just keeps getting harder, as a growing number of building blocks continue to clutter the landscape.

What if—operating from hyperspace, above the earth—you could manipulate these massive obstacles with ease, as if moving them around with a giant crane? What if you knew exactly what you were building on earth, even though the inhabitants of earth were still unaware of this future that you were building?

What if you could describe this future that you are building to all the inhabitants of earth? What if this future was so fantastic that everybody wanted to be a part of it, as long as it came with certain guaranties? What if you could tell them what you were building, step by step, so that they could live inside this structure, as you are building it?

If you could…, then you would have America 2029!

Building Block #6: Edutainment

In Building Blocks, Business Model, Education, Edutainment, Entertainment, Program Launch on November 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

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Our nation has been driven by television, radio, and print advertisements for so long that the thought of changing the business model is staggering.  Many businesses are scrambling to find out what works, experimenting with a variety of Internet advertising tools, reinventing television advertising, using the latest computer graphics tools, designing elaborate product placement campaigns, and so on.  The long-term answer is edutainment.

Americans are tired of being lied to in ads.  Americans are learning to shop the Internet to find quality and value.  Advertising simply doesn’t work anymore, and clever marketing programs aren’t doing much better.

Companies must learn to find ways to entertain their customers while offering genuine educational—and marketing—value.

Americans are growing up.  Tech-savvy Millennials are literally growing up—and with them, their needs and wants.  At the same time, all Americans are craving more intellectually interactive content, and for now reality programs and occasional docudramas are all we have.

Advertising was the 20th century.  Edutainment is the 21st century.

Building Block #5: Cooperative Game Theory

In Building Blocks, Business Model, Competition, Cooperation, Decision-Making, Money, Software, Supply Network / Purchasing, Technology on November 13, 2012 at 2:20 am

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Both because of global effects and because of the Fast Money business model, over the course of the next couple decades, things will be happening so fast that humans won’t be able to keep track of them.  How do you know that you are winning or losing at this new game?

Sophisticated Game Theory software will drive your computer to make certain that businesses are playing by your rules, and not the other way around.  You will set up rules in your favor, and businesses will compete according to your rules.

These strategies will be used defensively, so that individuals can protect their personal interests.  In this sense, the Game Theory is being used cooperatively.  This is distinguished from the competitive forms of Game Theory, where companies try to put each other out of business by getting the upper hand.

Inevitably, the SEC, the FTC, and other regulatory agencies will feel the need to step in with additional requirements for businesses, in order to protect everyone from fraud.  Ideally they can do so using the safeguards built into the Game Theory software.  Nevertheless, the creation of regulations actually generates more jobs, as everyone figures out how to work through the federal requirements to make money even faster.

Game Theory is so complex that you need to be a mathematical whiz to compute the equations.  Nevertheless, even laypeople can understand the basic strategies, and instruct their computers to adopt specific ones.  The computers will handle the rest.

Building Block #4: Fast Money

In Building Blocks, Business Model, Economics, Money, Program Launch on November 6, 2012 at 4:26 am

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Only a small percentage of people in this world fully appreciate how money is “made” on the stock market.  As much as we hate the rollercoaster ride, the stock market as we know it would not exist if it weren’t for the ups and downs.  That’s because the people who make the serious money (including, to some degree, large institutions that invest your 401(k) money) know how to make money on the ups and the downs.

Here’s the problem: If the “big guys” are making money on every up and down, but the stock market is mostly going sideways, that means that the rest of us are having a difficult time not losing money.  If someone “makes” money as the market goes up and then sells, the person who buys those shares will lose money when the market goes down.  I keep quoting the word “makes” since no money is really being made.  When a company’s earnings are flat and stock experts “take profits,” everybody else loses.

The economics of business would totally change if businesses all adopted a new business model to “guarantee” their results.  The entire investment world would stabilize and most people would be happy that they were now virtually guaranteed gains of 10-20% or more per year.  The only people who would be unhappy were those who make their fortunes on the rollercoaster ride, since the ride would now be relatively boring.  Although there would still be market risk, the stock market would start to behave more like the bond market.

The problem, of course, is that those who currently profit from the system would not permit the existence of an alternative system, if they thought that they would lose money because of it.  They would expose this new business model as a “fraud” and bury it before it ever took hold.

However, they would gladly adopt this new business model if they made more money, right?

The secret to this new business model, which is already being tested through an innovative website that you may have heard of, would operate under the principle of fast money.  You make more money the faster the money changes hands.

Milton Friedman’s equation of exchange clearly established that people are wealthier when money moves faster.  By moving money faster and decreasing risk, everyone—both the very wealthy and the rest of us—will have more wealth than before.

As a positive side effect, the need to print additional money would be removed.  Again, this is due to Friedman’s equation.  This will benefit everyone except for serious precious metals investors, who benefit from the devaluation of the dollar.

America 2029 will need several visible spokespeople to convince pioneering companies to use the new model, since many old “rules” and “laws” of economics will now be broken.  However, after initial trials, the model will rapidly gain acceptance.  Is your company ready to explore this new business model and profit now, instead of waiting until later?

Remember: America 2029 is all about defining the future.  We know that the laws of economics are changing all around us due to the ever-increasing global nature of the economy.  America 2029 seeks to restore stability to an increasingly unstable system.