Top international organisations including UBS and the World Bank have consulted Patrick Dixon on how to ‘future proof’ their work. Now his ground breaking financial and ethical discoveries are available to a wider audience in Global Change.
As the millennium approaches, everyone wants to know what the future holds. On an individual, corporate and world scale, how society changes will affect us all profoundly. Make the wrong choice and the results could be devastating.
Patrick Dixon considers six faces of the future in Global Change as if they are the faces of a cube. The world will be Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical (a new morality). He explains the practical results of these including everything from the hours in the working week to artificial pregnancies. From business planning on a company scale to choices about a personal pension, these changes will have an impact on everyone. Wealth, health, cultures, technology, travel, morality – all are considered in this major new study.
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A breathtaking panorama of the future. (James Johnson, President and CEO Eikon Strategies)
Patrick Dixon has written a fascinating and in some ways terrifying book. It is a vital read if you want to get a glimpse of what the future may hold for all of us. ( Business Executive Magazine)
...very readable...covers a staggeringly wide subject range. ( Professional Manager)
Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you
The FUTURE will be Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical. 500 key expectations about the third millennium, 200 challenges to management, 100 personal "survival tests".
Every aspect of the future is tackled ranging from economic shifts and virtual reality, to human cloning, designer people, megacity life, ageing population, feminisation of society, megacorporations, network society, virtual relationships, third millennial families, the death of national stock exchanges to a new world order, reaction against globalisation, new fashions, politics, music and culture, new values and spirituality.
FUTUREWISE is based on presentations at the World Economic Forum, the Southern African Economic Summit, Emirates International Forum, Internet Expo 98 and to organisations such as Swiss Stock Exchange, UBS, Sumitomo Bank, Andersen Worldwide and Hewlett Packard.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-000-06-7941007