To All Free Subscribers of Evolutionshift
First of all, THANK YOU!!!
Evolutionshift went live this week, on Tuesday. I will always remember this first week of going live. I have spent several weeks listening to the staff at Substack and many of the writers here to learn how best to deliver valuable, timely and insightful content that will be, in this case, future focused. To go live, however, not only makes it real, but starts something that will be ongoing. Years from now I will remember this first week and hopefully many of you receiving this post in your email inbox will as well.
Thank you for being here!
Many of you are reading these words due to the fact that you had signed up for some blog or entity of mine in the past. I took the liberty of migrating you here, where my full effort about the future will be based. You have consumed my free content for years and that will continue here.
In the past, many of you were just readers of my blog. Over 16 years I have averaged about a column a week so somewhere around 800 blog posts. I am continuing that here for all free subscriptions. In addition, I give all subscribers, free and paid, a weekly, curated quote on Fridays. I have always used quotes in my writings to frame a column, a chapter or concept and readers seem to really enjoy them, so they are now a weekly feature.
The other two legs of my professional career as a futurist have been my books and my speeches. I am trying to integrate all three here on Substack on the two levels of paid subscriptions. The aim here is to develop a loyal, supportive group of people who think about the future, are concerned about it and want to support me to bring my best to creating a place where the macro view of the future can come into focus.
Humanity is really at a historic transition from what was to what will be. The disruption and disorientation you feel is real and based on this dynamic. How to think about the future? What can be done? What are the big trends in business, society, climate, technology, media and culture? Where is humanity going? Why is there evolutionshift everywhere? These are just some of the topics that will be covered here.
If you are a past fan of mine, I will try to elevate from what you are used to. I ask you to consider stepping up to support ad-free content into your electronic inbox several times a week. If you are new to my writings and thinking, welcome!
Please consider supporting evolutionshift ,and helping me to focus on what is ahead and what we collectively can do to create a better world and what you should consider as you navigate the disruptive 2020s.
Since this newsletter has been active for only a week, I want to thank all those who have found me and subscribed in this last week. It warms my heart out of the gate to see so many free subscribers.
Thank you to those who have already chosen to become paid members and the four of your who have chosen to become founding members this first week.
Evolutionshift is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Why convert to paid or founding member?
The goal is to create engagement with a growing group of people that are concerned about our collective future. I am totally happy with free subscriptions and will work to increase well beyond the few thousand subscriptions today. It will be with the paid subscribers and the founding members that I have the most interaction.
Here is a list of what you will get at all three levels of subscription:
-One weekly column on Tuesday
-One curated quote on Friday
In addition to the above for free subscriptions
-a second column, usually on Thursday
-a link recommendation of something to read, watch or listen to, on the weekend
-the ability to comment on any post
-the ability to see all the archives
-the ability to attend what will be two virtual book club meetings a month [starting in January]
-a free eBook every year
-everything listed above plus:
-the opportunity to have two 30-minute Zoom or phone calls with me. [priced at a 60% discount from my normal hourly advisory rate.]
-two signed print books of mine [shipping within the continental U.S. only]
-a $1,000 discount off my speaking fee for a virtual presentation and/or a $2,000 discount of speaking fee for an in-person event. [must be booked within the subscription year]. This will be particularly attractive to all my prior speaking clients and any who might be thinking about having me speak at an event.
Finally, the real human reason to become a paid or founding member subscriber is the desire to support me in this endeavor. I have come to know many of you during my 17 year career as a futurist. The developing model is to pay for content that you want, from people you like, directly to the creator. This eliminates the now pernicious and ever-present advertising on-line.
I welcome and thank you for your support, from free subscribers to founding members. All part of the evolutionshift community, just at different levels of engagement.