Speeches and Briefings

The Global Boom & America's New Economy

  • Technology and Society: How Network Technologies from Railroads and Electric Power to Interstate and the Internet have Changed America
  • TIDES of the Millennium: Five Forces Shaping the Political Economy of America
  • The West Advances America's New Economy  
  • Making It in America's New Economy

New American Workplace

  • Lone Eagles, Telework and America's Changing Lifestyles
  • The New American Workplace and America's Digital Revolution: Professional Nomads & Project Management
  • Telework and the New American Workplace

American Demographics

  • Westward Ho! Growth of the American West 
  • Immigration, Migration and Globalization: A New Economy Story
  • Changing Markets, Changing Politics: Boomers and America's Aging Population


  • Sensornetics: Building a Nervous System for the Engineered World 
  • The Digital Divide: It's not about computers. It's not about minorities. It's about community vitality, small business and jobs.
  • Trends in the Digital Culture: Business, Government and Social Movements
  • Telecommunications, Computers and the InfoCulture: How the Telecomputing Revolution is Changing the Way Americans Live, Work, Plan, Learn, Move About and Govern
  • Telewars: How Convergence, Consolidation and Competition are Shaped by Technology and Government

Technology & Society

  • Dreams and Doo Dads, Ideas and Gizmos: How Big Ideas and New Technology Combine to Shape Society

Economic Development

  • Building High-Performance Communities: Concepts, Strategies, Cases
  • Bunts and Singles, Hunters and Gardeners: Concepts and Strategies for Economic Development
  • The Focus on Bandwidth: It's not about computers. It's not about minorities. It's about community vitality, small business and jobs

America's Political Culture

  • From Partnership to Restoration: The Idea of Federalism in the Information Age  
  • Relimiting Government, Refocusing Responsibilities: A 21st Century Challenge   

America's Global Role

  • From Point Barrow to Tierra del Fuego: How North America and the Western Hemisphere are Shaping Geopolitical and Trade Calculations
  • Liberalization, Privatization and Democratization: Key to Hemispheric Transformation



It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

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