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The future of the global economy: 2013 - 2030

Posted by forecastingtool on January 30, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (5)


It’s been four years since the still raging global economic crisis begun in 2008. Although our understanding of the crisis is getting better, we still don’t have a clear idea where the global economy is heading and what kind of growth (if any) we should be expecting in the future.


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The future of Europe

Posted by forecastingtool on November 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Contrary to popular belief that increased lending, first in the financial and corporate sector and then on a country level, is the key source of Europe’s problems, it turns out that this may be just the tip of the iceberg in a series of many structural problems, namely: reduced global influence, low growth, population ageing, reduced competitiveness against developing countries, increasing energy dependency, and loose coordination among participating countries. Overall, Europe...

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New Human Computer Interaction Trends: Focus on User Experience

Posted by forecastingtool on July 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (1)

You are walking on the street, en-route for meeting your girlfriend. You are late and should have already made reservations for lunch. Disaster? Not really! Your sunglasses-your latest gadget-takes care of everything: spotting the closest Italian restaurant-your girlfriend loves Italian cuisine, making reservations on-line and giving directions to you and your girlfriend-you both bought the same pair! One more thing to take care of and everything should be in order. You instruct your sunglass...

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S-curves and their Applications in Marketing, Business, and the Economy

Posted by forecastingtool on April 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)


In this article*, published in Marketing Research Association’s Alert! magazine, Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations model, based on a simple s-curve, is explored as well as its numerous applications in marketing, business, and the economy. A case study of application to the global economy is offered as a proof of concept for the famous model.


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Global economic crisis: could we have predicted it?

Posted by forecastingtool on July 11, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (15)

Following the 2008 credit crunch, the global economy entered a serious recession, marking negative growth rates at 2009, for the first time in 60 years. The initial efforts of the G20 to reinitiate the economy by the deployment of extensive stimulus packages, although successful in the beginning, resulted in the significant rise of public debts challenging the ...

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A great lesson for anyone who thinks that predicting the future is easy!

Posted by forecastingtool on June 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s clear winner is tomorrow’s obvious mistake. It's no news that our world is changing rapidly, sometimes in directions that we do not anticipate. And that's good because it gives the opportunity to newcomers to advance quickly and introduce new ideas and concepts thus changing the competitive landscape forever. Take social media, for instance. It's no secret today that Myspace is washed-out. But it wasn't always like this...


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Are we at the peak of the innovation cycle?

Posted by forecastingtool on June 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM Comments comments (0)

An excellent article about innovation dynamics based on Kondratiev long waves theory (


Could it be that we are at the peak of the innovation cycle, facing a possible downfall in the future? Just consider the implications for our technology driven world…


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Global warming-Temperature increase forecast

Posted by forecastingtool on April 27, 2011 at 7:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Following a previous entry about global CO2 concentration level and a suggestion by a LinkedIn group member, I used the Forecasting Tool to forecast the global temperature rise. I used actual data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)* for 1950 up to 2...

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A valuable resource about forecasting

Posted by forecastingtool on April 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM Comments comments (0)

Visit, a valuable resource, for everyone interested in forecasting. Theodore Modis, an acclaimed scientist and futurist, is largely responsible for making S-curve fitting, the same methodology that I used in developing the Forecasting Tool application, known to a broader audience.

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Arthur Clarke predicts our future!

Posted by forecastingtool on April 18, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In this excellent video, Arthur Clarke predicts our future back in 1964! Makes us all feel “envy” of this incredible man and futurist…

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