The Editor’s Predictions for 2006

1. We’re going to see a breaking down of the current health care and pension system in which corporations shift [...]

December 22 2005 by Bill Holstein


1. We’re going to see a breaking down of the current health care and pension system in which corporations shift the burden even more dramatically to individuals.

2. Global competition is going to intensify and become a major national issue, not just an afterthought.

3.Consequently, accelerating the pace of U.S. innovation is going to be a subject that millions of Americans care about. There will be a national debate on “what is innovation?”

4. After having been villified in recent years, the image of CEOs is going to improve as they are increasingly seen as important players in responding to global competitive pressures.

5. The U.S. educational and governmental sectors are going to be forced to embrace much more sweeping changes than we have witnessed in many decades. They have failed to keep pace with the private sector in terms of governance and effectiveness.  That once was acceptable. But in view of intensified competition and economic disruption, it will no longer be.