I think anyone who honors me by following this blog has intellectual heroes. Many of mine date back to grad school. One of them was Wendell Bell.
Bell is one of those people who makes me feel like a slacker. Among many scholarly accomplishments he co-edited The Sociology of the Future, authored Foundations of Futures Studies, and recently Memories of the Future, a memoir.
Last week he received a 2011 Laurel Award from the Foresight Network (of which I am a member) for his outstanding service to futures thinking. Past award winners include Buckminster Fuller, Alvin Toffler, and H.G. Wells.
Wendell Bell, you are in good company and from this admirer – congratulations.