Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World by James Canton

Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World

byJames Canton

Hardcover | January 27, 2015

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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.

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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...
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Title:Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306822865

ISBN - 13:9780306822865

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"James Canton's newest book, Future Smart, reinforces his standing as one of the leading futurists of our generation."—Peter J. Blatman, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP"A thought-provoking, engaging, and fascinating narrative of the very near future that explores what it means to be human in an always connected, always on world. A must-read."—Srini Koushik, President & CEO, NTT i3"A call to action for every one of us to reinvent ourselves in the presence of a smart future."—Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, IBM Research"Predicts how game-changing trends will impact the next generation of business and urges today's executives to consider bold new ideas to ensure their future success."—M. R. Rangaswami, Founder, Corporate Eco Forum"A bold and provocative yet realistic forecast of what the future may be. If you want to understand the next disruptions, innovations, challenges, and opportunities that face us, read Future Smart now."—Rudy Burger, Managing Partner, Woodside Capital; former Director, MIT Media Lab EU"Future Smart's insights, trend analysis, and deep dives into specific sectors are invaluable. This is your executive briefing on the future of innovation and what's next for business."—Toby Redshaw, CEO, Covington Advisors; former Global CIO, American Express