Implications: I was particularly interested in these four elements from the article:
- “Water is the new oil” could become a battle cry for the southern and western U.S. (and for many countries around the world).
- Beached males… men who are out-of-work and having to learn (or re-learn) basic skills to regain their relevance to employers.
- The consumer’s desire for brutal honesty.
- The anti-social effect of social networks (the number of in-person interactions could be in decline).
Mike Anderson, for the Elm Street Economics consumer trends blog. A service of The Center for Sales Strategy, Inc.