Book: 2030 How Today s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything


According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway—and their impacts—is to think laterally.

  • Author : Mauro F. Guillen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 25 August 2020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250268181

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INSTANT WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! "Bold, provocative...illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” —ADAM GRANT The world is changing drastically before our eyes—will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world's foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to "play the game," and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure. That world—and those rules—are over. By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it: - There will be more grandparents than grandchildren - The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined - The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history - There will be more global wealth owned by women than men - There will be more robots than workers - There will be more computers than human brains - There will be more currencies than countries All these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world. According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway—and their impacts—is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rat

Book: 2030 How Today s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything


According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway—and their impacts—is to think laterally.

  • Author : Mauro F. Guillen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 04 January 2022
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250268198

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Book: Global Turning Points


In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern ...

  • Author : Mauro F. Guillén
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 20 September 2012
  • Category: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 13 : 9781139577045

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The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of the global economy and during the next few decades India will be the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenge. In this accessible introduction, Mauro Guillén and Emilio Ontiveros deploy the tools of economics, sociology and political science to provide an analytical perspective on both the problems and opportunities facing business in the modern world.

Book: Impact


We need a new path to a new world where inequality is shrinking, where natural resources are regenerated, and people can benefit from shared prosperity. This is the world being created by the Impact Revolution.

  • Author : Sir Ronald Cohen
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release : 02 April 2021
  • Category: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 13 : 9781631955150

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"A Must-Read Book From The Godfather Of Impact Investing" - Forbes Capitalism and democracy are being challenged. The world must change, but we cannot change it by throwing money at old ideas that no longer work. We need a new path to a new world where inequality is shrinking, where natural resources are regenerated, and people can benefit from shared prosperity. This is the world being created by the Impact Revolution. Preeminent international investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social finance innovator, Sir Ronald Cohen, has dedicated two decades to leading the Impact Revolution to achievereal social and environmental change. As one of the founders of venture capital, which ushered in the Tech Revolution, he builds on his years of personal experience to deliver a compelling account of how impact investing is reshaping capitalism. So, whether you're: an aspiring young entrepreneur an established business person an investor a philanthropist or somebody in government or are interested, as a consumer or employee, in companies doing good and doing well at the same time – this book is a sure-fire way to find out how you can play a role in changing the world. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to impact charities. "A powerful case for a movement that is gaining traction in society" - Andrew Jack, The Financial Times "[IMPACT's] aim is nothing less than to create a new type of capitalism infused with a social purpose. The book deserves to be read by anybody interested in such a revolution."- Martin Wolf, The Financial Times "A fascinating blueprint for a hope-filled future underpinned by the social power of impact investing."-- Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Former CEO, World Bank Group

Book: Rentier Capitalism


How did Britain's economy become a bastion of inequality? In this landmark book, the author of The New Enclosure provides a forensic examination and sweeping critique of early-twenty-first-century capitalism.

  • Author : Brett Christophers
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release : 17 November 2020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781788739726

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How did Britain's economy become a bastion of inequality? In this landmark book, the author of The New Enclosure provides a forensic examination and sweeping critique of early-twenty-first-century capitalism. Brett Christophers styles this as 'rentier capitalism', in which ownership of key types of scarce assets--such as land, intellectual property, natural resources, or digital platforms--is all-important and dominated by a few unfathomably wealthy companies and individuals: rentiers. If a small elite owns today's economy, everybody else foots the bill. Nowhere is this divergence starker, Christophers shows, than in the United Kingdom, where the prototypical ills of rentier capitalism--vast inequalities combined with entrenched economic stagnation--are on full display and have led the country inexorably to the precipice of Brexit. With profound lessons for other countries subject to rentier dominance, Christophers' examination of the UK case is indispensable to those wanting not just to understand this insidious economic phenomenon but to overcome it. Frequently invoked but never previously analysed and illuminated in all its depth and variety, rentier capitalism is here laid bare for the first time.

Book: Business As Unusual


Business as Unusual reveals that the future is the one thing that everyone can change.

  • Author : Jack Uldrich
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release : 13 October 2020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 13 : 9781632993106

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Today is the slowest rate of change we will ever experience. From this provoking premise, global futurist Jack Uldrich succinctly delivers ten Big AHA (awareness, humility, and action) ideas focused on helping business leaders and organizations navigate tomorrow’s uncharted and unpredictable waters. Uldrich’s unrivaled, fast-paced manifesto not only explains why “business as unusual” will be the new normal, but also unpacks a series of uncommon and unorthodox actions designed to help you create and unleash a future of unparalleled success. To navigate the future, business leaders must • be AWARE of how technological , economic, social, cultural, and political trends are accelerating, burgeoning, and converging; • have HUMILITY to the idea that what worked yesterday might not be sufficient tomorrow; • take ACTION to create a new and better future. Business as Unusual reveals that the future is the one thing that everyone can change. To find success in business, you must believe the unbelievable, think about the unthinkable, listen to the unconventional, and question the unquestionable.

Book: The Extreme Future


How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle The answers to these questions are not only available, but contained within these pages. The Extreme Future is the forecasting handbook for the twenty-first century.

  • Author : James Canton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 21 September 2006
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101213490

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Dr. James Canton, a renowned futurist, CEO of the Institute for Global Futures, and Fortune 1000 advisor, charts a course to steer you through the volatile changes that lie 5, 10, and 20 years ahead. The Extreme Future is this generation’s Future Shock, Alvin Toffler’s classic book on what’s next and how to prepare for tomorrow. Get ready for fast, radical and complex change. Get ready for the Extreme Future. Our world is constantly buffeted by new and dramatic changes that we can’t fully grasp. No one is fully prepared for the challenges, crises and risks that lie ahead. The Extreme Future is a blueprint for what’s next and how to navigate these changes. An advisor to three White House’s spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Canton challenges us that with the right information about future trends it is possible to identify probable outcomes. It is possible, with the right information to navigate the Extreme Future. The book covers the following major trends: How climate change and energy trends will reshape the planet How shifting population trends will transform the workforce How radical innovation trends will competitively drive business How astounding medicine trends will enhance people’s life How dangerous terrorism trends will threaten the individual. How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle The answers to these questions are not only available, but contained within these pages. The Extreme Future is the forecasting handbook for the twenty-first century.

Book: Non Obvious Megatrends


Rohit Bhargava and his team of Non-Obvious trend curators reveal ten revolutionary new Megatrends that are transforming how we work, play and live.

  • Author : Rohit Bhargava
  • Publisher : IdeaPress Publishing
  • Release : 02 January 2020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 1940858968

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All New 10th Edition of the WSJ bestseller! Featuring 10 Bold new Trend Predictions Winner of 9 International Book Awards Introducing the highly awaited tenth edition of The Wall Street Journal bestseller and trend report featuring ten bold new megatrend predictions that will shape our world in the coming decade. What if you could predict the trends that will change your business? For the past ten years, Rohit Bhargava's signature annual Non-Obvious Trend Report has helped over a million readers discover more than 100 trends changing our culture. Now for the first time, Rohit and his team of Non-Obvious trend curators reveal ten revolutionary new Megatrends that are transforming how we work, play and live. -- How might the evolution of gender fluid toys change our culture? -- What can the popularity of handmade umbrellas and board games teach us about the future of business? -- Why do robot therapists and holographic celebrities actually demonstrate the importance of humanity? The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious, and that's exactly the point. This completely revised 10th Anniversary edition of Non-Obvious also offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the author's signature Haystack Method for identifying trends, and how you can learn to curate and predict trends for yourself. You don't need to be a futurist or innovator to learn to think like one. The key to growing your business or propelling your career into the next decade lies in better understanding the present. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers and this book is your guide to becoming one. Winner: Eric Hoffer Business Book of the Year Winner: Axiom Award Silver Medal (Business Theory) Winner: INDIE Gold Medal (Business Business Book) Finalist: Leonard L. Berry Marketing Book Award Winner: IPPY Silver Medal (Best Business Book) Finalist: International Book Award (Best Business Book) Official Selection: Gary's Book Club at CES Winner: Non-Fiction Book Award (Gold Medal) Wi

Book: Lead from the Heart


Crowleys profound insight draws upon recent medical science discoveries which prove its the heart, and not the mind, that drives human motivation and achievement. Theres nothing soft about Lead From The Heart.

  • Author : Mark C. Crowley
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Release : 11 July 2011
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 13 : 9781452535418

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Our common belief in business is that the heart has no place in workplace management. In fact, most of us were taught that the heart acts like Kryptonite in leadership: it inherently undermines a managers effectiveness and lowers productivity and profitability. In this stunning and groundbreaking work, however, engagement expert, Mark C. Crowley, provides irrefutable proof that we were wrong. Crowley begins by showing us how traditional leadership practices are failing. Across the globe, employee engagement and job satisfaction scores have fallen to crisis levels. According to astonishing research from Gallup, 70% of the US workforce is now disengaged. It once was that a job and a paycheck kept workers satisfied and productive. Today, pay barely makes the list of what inspires people to put their hearts into their work and contribute to their highest capacity. Right before our eyes, human beings have evolved in what they need and want in exchange for work. 21st Century employees are seeking to find purpose, meaning and feelings of significance. What drives their engagement is feeling valued, respected, developed and cared for. Crowleys profound insight draws upon recent medical science discoveries which prove its the heart, and not the mind, that drives human motivation and achievement. Theres nothing soft about Lead From The Heart. It represents the future of workplace management and a roadmap to driving uncommon engagement, productivity and profitability.

Book: The Life of Super Earths


Sasselov tells the gripping story of a moment of unprecedented potential -- a convergence of pioneering efforts in astronomy and biology to peer into the unknown.

  • Author : Dimitar Sasselov
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 24 January 2012
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465023400

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In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus fomented a revolution when he debunked the geocentric view of the universe, proving instead that our planet wasn't central to the universe. Almost five hundred years later, the revolution he set in motion is nearly complete. Just as earth is not the center of things, the life on it, it appears, is not unique to the planet. Or is it?The Life of Super-Earths is a breathtaking tour of current efforts to answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov, the founding director of Harvard University's Origins of Life Initiative, takes us on a fast-paced hunt for habitable planets and alien life forms. He shows how the search for "super-Earths" -- rocky planets like our own that orbit other stars -- may provide the key to answering essential questions about the origins of life here and elsewhere. That is, if we don't find the answers to those questions here first. As Sasselov and other astronomers have uncovered planets with mixes of elements different from our own, chemists have begun working out the heretofore unseen biochemistries that those planets could support. That knowledge is feeding directly into synthetic biology -- the effort to build wholly novel forms of life -- making it likely that we will first discover truly "alien" life forms in an earthly lab, rather than on a remote planet thousands of light years away. Sasselov tells the gripping story of a moment of unprecedented potential -- a convergence of pioneering efforts in astronomy and biology to peer into the unknown. The Life of Super-Earths offers nothing short of a transformation in our understanding of life and its place in the cosmos.

Book: The Six New Rules of Business


The rules of business are changing dramatically. The Aspen Institute's Judy Samuelson describes the profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets that are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success.

  • Author : Judy Samuelson
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release : 12 January 2021
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 13 : 9781523089970

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The rules of business are changing dramatically. The Aspen Institute's Judy Samuelson describes the profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets that are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success. Dynamic forces are conspiring to clarify the new rules of real value creation—and to put the old rules to rest. Internet-powered transparency, more powerful worker voice, the decline in importance of capital, and the complexity of global supply chains in the face of planetary limits all define the new landscape. As executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, Judy Samuelson has a unique vantage point from which to engage business decision makers and identify the forces that are moving the needle in both boardrooms and business classrooms. Samuelson lays out how hard-to-measure intangibles like reputation, trust, and loyalty are imposing new ways to assess risk and opportunity in investment and asset management. She argues that “maximizing shareholder value” has never been the sole objective of effective businesses while observing that shareholder theory and the practices that keep it in place continue to lose power in both business and the public square. In our globalized era, she demonstrates how expectations of corporations are set far beyond the company gates—and why employees are both the best allies of the business and the new accountability mechanism, more so than consumers or investors. Samuelson's new rules offer a powerful guide to how businesses are changing today—and what is needed to succeed in tomorrow's economic and social landscape.