Roger L. Simon

Let This Prediction Be True!

Buried several paragraphs down in an interesting World Peace Herald analysis of blog influence on the 2004 election is the following prediction by Scott Anthony:

…20 years from now, there will be an entirely new industry based on blogs. Just a few years ago, he noted, when eBay was launched, it was selling novelty items, such as Pez candy dispensers. Today, it is a major retail force that even sells automobiles.

Who’s Scott Anthony, you ask? (I did.) He is the co-author of “Seeing What’s Next” (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), and a partner in Innosight LLC in Watertown, Mass. Let’s hope he does – see what’s next, I mean.