2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade

2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade

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by Richard Laermer
     
 

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A better time for your business starts in the next decade.

Are you ready?

In this fast and furious time machine of a book, Richard Laermer shows you how to use-and in some cases abuse-the trends of the next decade (or two) that really matter. As an author with a functional crystal ball, a veteran marketing innovator, and media master, Laermer foresees a

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A better time for your business starts in the next decade.

Are you ready?

In this fast and furious time machine of a book, Richard Laermer shows you how to use-and in some cases abuse-the trends of the next decade (or two) that really matter. As an author with a functional crystal ball, a veteran marketing innovator, and media master, Laermer foresees a fabulous future-if you start planning for it today.

Sometimes you see a business evolve and think, “I wish I'd thought of that.” With his trademark razor-sharp style, Laermer reveals the most functional forecasting secrets of professional trendspotters. Divided into nine categories, with more than 72 “short-short” chapters and dozens of outrageous sidebars, this captivating book shows you the ways to:

  • Read the signs
  • Influence the trends
  • Embrace new and reject stodgy
  • Anticipate change
  • Ask experts the right questions
  • Seek out visionaries and snub fakers
  • Separate the trends from fads
  • Use technology-for everything
  • Cash in on being ahead of the competition!

2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade is packed with eye-popping predictions (and realities) on how you'll live, work, play, buy, sell, talk, text, laugh, and more. You'll discover how miniscule attention spans will increase a need for velocity...how to work while you're sleeping...how to wash off mediocrity...and why today's communication devices will become obsolete. With 2011you'll learn how to participate in change instead of trailing it.

Laermer calls trends as he sees 'em-from what's dead to what's sensational to what's novel and what's next. If you're looking for surprising observations, shocking statistics, sublime insights, and wholesome food for thought—read this book.

Because this is your life...in 2011.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071497275
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Laermer is the nonstop author of six nonfiction guides to business, including the prophetic TrendSpotting and perennial and award-winning Full Frontal PR. He is the CEO of veteran trendspotting public relations firm, RLM PR; a renowned commentator, host of the nationally syndicated Unspun Radio and cohost of TLC's Taking Care of Business series. His Punk Marketing was one of the top-selling business books of 2007.

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2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
This entertaining book touches on multiple areas that will affect your life during the next decade. However, it is not set up to be a serious treatise on future trends, but a rambling ride through them. Just an alert to those who are sensitive to strong language, the expletives are not deleted here. Nonetheless, Richard Laermer writes with charm and bouncy style in this fun, somewhat informative read. getAbstract recommends it as more of a witty, light-hearted guide to the future than as a substantive business road map. While you will need to take this advice with a grain of salt, you will find some tasty morsels along the way.