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2015 ~ Fasten Your Seatbelts People!


by David J. Gardner

  • At least five Fortune 500 companies will go private emulating what Dell is doing
  • The U.S. will no longer look the other way with respect to torture � torturers will be called to account for their crimes
  • Hillary Clinton will announce she is running for president; Elizabeth Warren will be her eventual running mate.  Pray they do not approach the podium holding hands at the Democratic Conference.
  • Oil prices will continue to decline right down to $40 per barrel and stabilize there for 12 months
  • The Russian economy will turn up due to internal pressure from large businesses within Russia
  • North Korea will be subjected to a U.N. process that will hold it accountable for crimes against humanity
  • Tablet computer sales will fall behind laptops by the end of 2015
  • Meg Whitman may finally be replaced as CEO at HP
  • The Grand Old Party must find ways to work with Obama on Cuba and immigration, or it will find itself on the outs with American voters going into 2016 elections
  • The DOW will make 20,000

David J. Gardner is a Fellow of The Business Forum Institute and held senior management positions in Product Development, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Product Management.  He joined Tandem Computers in 1979 where he was responsible for Corporate Documentation Standards for Tandem's highly configurable and expandable computer systems. In 1983, he designed and implemented a Configuration Guide for Dialogic Systems instituting a process that greatly simplified a complex, modular product such that the field sales organization and international OEM customers could easily define their order requirements. This methodology satisfied the product definition needs of sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, customer service and finance. David founded his consulting practice in 1991.  He is a graduate of San Jose State University (BA) and Santa Clara University (MBA). David is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) and has been Board Approved in the Area of Configurable Product & Services Strategy and Implementation. In 2010, he was inducted in the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame.  Out of over 1,000 consultants who have completed Alan Weiss�s mentoring program, only 26 have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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