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Future Smart

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Future Smart

Managing the Game-Changing Trends That Will Transform Your World

By James Canton

Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306822865, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

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Description
Game-changing trends are coming in business, technology, workforce, economy, security, and environment. Climate change, energy demand, and population growth will redefine global risk and power. Exponential new technologies will emerge in digital money, mobile commerce, and big data. An explosive new middle class of over one billion consumers will enter the marketplace. Every nation, job, business, and person will be transformed. To thrive in this future you have to become predictive, adaptive, and agile--to become Future Smart. Dr. James Canton, a renowned global futurist and visionary business advisor, illuminates the pivotal forces and global power shifts that everyone must understand today to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape:
Regenerative medicine will extend our lifetimes and rebuild our bodies
Robots and drones will drive our cars, teach our kids, and fight our wars
Smart machines will design, manage, and service 40% of all global businesses--energy, commerce, finance, and manufacturing--without humans
Digital consumers who live always connected will challenge every business to change its strategy
Climate change wars will redefine security and resources
Most of us are not prepared to meet the challenges the future will bring, but these changes are coming fast. Armed with knowledge, those who are Future Smart can take action to reinvent themselves, their businesses, and their world.


About the Author
James Canton, PhD, is a global futurist, social scientist, and visionary business advisor. He is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a think tank that advises Fortune 100 companies and governments on future trends, innovation, strategy, and global risk. The Economist recognized him as a leading global futurist and CNN named him the Digital Guru. Articles about Dr. Canton have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and the New York Times. Previously, he was an executive at Apple Computer, a founding board member of the Singularity University, a digital entrepreneur, and an advisor to three White House administrations. He is a regular media commentator or CNN, CNBC, and FOX. GlobalFuturist.com
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