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

Hardcover | January 27, 2015

byJames Canton

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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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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 con...

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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Format: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"Explains the provocative and in-depth global scenarios of what lies ahead in our future. Everyone should read this book."—Larry Paulson, Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc."Delivers insights into tomorrow that everyone should apply today."—Lane F. Cooper, Contributing Editor, CIO Magazine"The next 30 years will usher in more change than the previous three centuries. Future Smart is your guide to this extraordinary future. Canton's enthusiastic, prescient vision will captivate you."—Andrew Sobel, international bestselling author of Power Relationships and Power Questions"There are so many great ideas for growing your business that Future Smart really should be called an 'idea manual.'"—Robbin Phillips, Courageous President, Brains on Fire and co-author of Brains on Fire and The Passion Conversation"Book smart, people smart, street smart—now James Canton shows us why, with the world changing as warp speed, we all had better get future smart. Whatever you're planning in business or in life, this book will give you pause and a sense of promise."—Bill Schley, bestselling author of The UnStoppables and The Micro-Script Rules"What separates great innovators from the rest is that they operate from a bold vision of the future. In Future Smart, Canton arms you with this critical advantage."—Kaihan Krippendorff, CEO, Outthinker and author of Outthink the Competition