Lessons from the Future: Making Sense of a Blurred World from the World's Leading Futurist

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"This unique and well-tested voice consistently arrives in the future much earlier than anyone else." Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder of MIT's Media Lab "Stan Davis is a master at linking abstract truths and discoveries to specific business applications. What could be more useful? He is a national treasure." John Naisbitt, author of Megatrends and Megatrends 2000 On Blur: "Blur is fast, smart, and useful-a decoder ring that any business person can use to make sense of the turbulence in the world of work today." Alan Webber, Founding Editor, Fast
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"This unique and well-tested voice consistently arrives in the future much earlier than anyone else." Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder of MIT's Media Lab "Stan Davis is a master at linking abstract truths and discoveries to specific business applications. What could be more useful? He is a national treasure." John Naisbitt, author of Megatrends and Megatrends 2000 On Blur: "Blur is fast, smart, and useful-a decoder ring that any business person can use to make sense of the turbulence in the world of work today." Alan Webber, Founding Editor, Fast Company "...should be required reading for the millennium." Walter B. Wriston. Former Chairman and CEO, Citibank On Future Perfect: "If you want a hint of what's going on in the new economy, this vintage book will clue you in." Kevin Kelly, Executive Editor. Wired On 2020 Vision: "...a provocative masterpiece." Tom Peters, Author and management guru On The Monster Under the Bed: "...the single best book I've read in years about how all enterprises had better gain and deploy knowledge." Warren Bennis, Author and leadership expert "...a must for understanding how learning technologies are transforming our work and our play, our businesses and our schools, our entire lives." John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox PARC "...future visioning at its best." Peter M. Senge, MIT and author of The Fifth Discipline On Future Wealth: "...a valuable guide to the far-ranging, sometimes daunting financial and social transformations ahead." Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Former Secretary of State "...maps out many astounding and profound societal changes likely to result from the Internet revolution." Frederick W. Smith, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Federal Express "...a mind-stretching look at how an efficient, transparent Internet-connected economy could work." Clayton M. Christensen, author of The Innovator's Dilemma "...a compelling vision of our financial future." Art Ryan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Prudential Insurance Company of America "...a formidable manual on how to make sense of risk and opportunities... it will make you work smarter as well as harder." Rudi Dornbusch, Ford Professor of Economics and International Management, MIT "...this book is essential reading if you want to master the new economy." Ken Lay, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Enron Corporation "...stimulates readers to think about how the revolution in information technology opens up new contracting possibilities for their human and financial capital." Bob Kaplan, author of The Balanced Scorecard
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"Davis is a futurist worth reading for his grounded insights on where the next business opportunities will come from. Exciting stuff by a compelling and authoritative guide." (The Director, June 2001 )

"This single inspirational volume contains some of the best visionary business thinking of the moment ....." (Business Monthly, June 2001)

"...a unique book...this book is worth reading.." (M2 Communications, 31 May 2001)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841120706
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Davis is an author and acclaimed public speaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. This is his eleventh book. Some of his previous books include Future Wealth, the best-seller Blur, the landmark Future Perfect, 2020 Vision, and The Monster Under the Bed. He is also an independent strategy and management consultant to both major corporations and fast growing enterprises, and part-time Senior Research Fellow at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young's Center for Business Innovation.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

IDEAS.

How I get my Ideas.

ECONOMY.

Future Perfect.

Crunching: The First Half of the Information Economy.

Connecting: The Second Half of the Information Economy.

When Everything is Connected with Everything.

Basic Changes in the Foundations of Wealth.

From Marx to Markets.

Basic Changes in the Three Largest Sectors of the US Economy.

BUSINESS.

Informationalizing Every Business.

Smart Products and Knowledge Businesses.

What is Your Emotional Bandwidth?

Mass Customizing.

Capital: Possession is Nine-Tenths of Yesterday.

Business Wins, Organization Kills.

Running Your Organization by Marketplace Rules.

LESSONS FROM THE PAST.

Mid-Life Crises in Three Managers.

Are Corporate Cultures Still Relevant?

Organization that Won't go Away.

LESSONS FROM THE FUTURE.

The Bio-Economy.

Bottoms Up: Here's to the Next Economy.

Beyond 2020.

Notes.

Index.

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