By k | November 23, 2010 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

People have been predicting the future
since the beginning of time.
Entrepreneurs like you and I,
anxious to cash in
on the next hot thing,
often follow these predictions closely.

We don’t always believe them though
and that’s a very good thing.

The latest list of dumbness…
I mean predictions…
is themarknews’s list
of 5 industries that are doomed to fail.

They are
The Record Store
Factory Farming
The Tobacco Industry
Celebrities
and
Print Media.

(Notice the clever selling.
They sandwich their wild predictions
between two more broadly accepted calls.)

Celebrities have been around
longer than predictions.
They aren’t going anywhere.

They may and will change
but as long as there are followers,
there will be leaders
and these leaders will be smacked
with the celebrity label.

As for smoking…
In 2005,
24.4% of young adults
aged 18 to 24
smoked.
Yep, a quarter of that demographic.
I don’t think the tobacco companies are worried.

Follow the predictions
but you may wish to research
the trends to ensure they are aligned.

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