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Back to College - Changing Mindsets

Posted by Admin Admin on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : Trends & Society 
Seasons are important milestones in our lives.   Back to school is one of those seasons that I find useful to consider how things in the world are changing.  It is easy to consider that the grad students who taught classes 20 years ago are now being replaced by online courses taught by professors.  Is it better or worse - probably hard to tell. 

What is different is the mindset and insights of the students who arrive in any class.

A brief article in Inside Higher Ed by

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The Post PC world

Posted by Admin Admin on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Trends & Society 
I have to admit that I didn't believe the original article I read that said the world is moving to a Post PC world.  However, now that I am more fully using my iPad - I see its truth.  Applications for specialized interests are changing my life dramatically.

It is hard to see the value of Twitter or Facebook without an application such as FlipBoard  Using Flipboard to consume my content and social feeds has changed my view of the future of all social content.

Zite - enables me to consume conten...
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Steve Wynn's Interview and Anger Are Appropriate Even More Today than in 2010

Posted by Admin Admin on Sunday, July 31, 2011, In : Trends & Society 
The entire budget fiasco and inability for the US Government to deal with the budget debt and required compromises is another illustration of what an empire in decline may look like.

At the end of this video - Steve Wynn's quote from Alexis de Tocqueville  is perfect.   Another quote from de Tocqueville that fits today's climates - is "A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."

Watch this video and ask yourself where are the s...

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Twenty Somethings ?

Posted by Admin Admin on Monday, August 23, 2010, In : Trends & Society 
A great article appeared in this weekend's NY Times Magazine regarding Gen Y - twenty-somethings.

Read the entire story here or download it here.

Some insights from the article are below.  Marketers beware - serving this market will be more difficult than ever.

"The 20s are a black box, and there is a lot of churning in there. One-third of people in their 20s move to a new residence every year. Forty percent move back home with their parents at least once. They go through an average of seven ...
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"a country with this much going for it is not going to wait around passively and let a rotten political culture drag it down."

Posted by John Fees on Saturday, May 8, 2010, In : Trends & Society 
David Brooks, writing on April 6th in the New York Times wrote an optimistic article about the good news for the future of America and its economy.    The article relies heavily on data from “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050,” über-geographer Joel Kotkin  - which he claims "sketches out how this growth will change the national landscape. Extrapolating from current trends, he describes an archipelago of vibrant suburban town centers, villages and urban cores."      This...
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About Me

John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.