Megatrends Asia

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In this, "the mother of all megatrends books" (Wall Street Journal), John Naisbitt, the trend forecaster known throughout the world for his accuracy and acuity, turns hi attention to the explosive events occurring in Asia, and reveals the impact this area of the world will have on global economics, politics, and culture.

Within five years, predicts bestselling author John Naisbitt, a new commonwealth of Asian nations will become the dominant economic, political, and ...

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Overview

In this, "the mother of all megatrends books" (Wall Street Journal), John Naisbitt, the trend forecaster known throughout the world for his accuracy and acuity, turns hi attention to the explosive events occurring in Asia, and reveals the impact this area of the world will have on global economics, politics, and culture.

Within five years, predicts bestselling author John Naisbitt, a new commonwealth of Asian nations will become the dominant economic, political, and cultural influence in the world. Writing in the same vein as his previous Megatrends bestsellers, Naisbitt reveals the explosive changes currently taking place in Asia and describes how this global shift will affect the rest of the world.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bestselling prognosticator Naisbitt (Megatrends 2000) predicts that the West-and even Japan-will be left behind as the countries of Southeast Asia, led by China and a collaborative network of ``overseas Chinese'' entrepreneurs in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore increasingly gain economic power. The global axis of power and influence has already shifted from West to East, in his assessment, and the principal trends underlying Asia's rapid modernization include a shift from central government control to free-market economies, the emergence of female entrepreneurs, mass migration to cities and a resurgent individualistic spirit that rejects welfarism. Naisbitt, who has been based in Malaysia for more than a year, peppers this upbeat and optimistic, if shallow, report with sweeping predictions and snap analyses that seem to hit and miss their targets in equal measure. 125,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo; first serial to Working Woman. (Jan.)
Library Journal
This latest work by mega-best-selling author Naisbitt identifies eight Asian megatrends that are reshaping our world. The number eight, considered lucky in Asia, is significant here. Coming political, economic, and cultural changes will soon render Asia the dominant region of the world, and Naisbitt offers advice that will help the reader profit by the changes. The work looks at the region as a whole. In general, things Western are falling out of favor, as key places return to Chinese rule. However, Western problems such as divorce and crime are on the increase. The magnitude and far-reaching effects of the modernization of Asia are emphasized here; Naisbitt even asserts that the changes in modernization are without question the most important events taking place in the world today. Japan has just begun an economic decline that will increase rapidly in the coming years. The book does not linger long on any topic but gives readers snippets of information before moving on. A chart contrasts Asian and American values, shedding light on the respective cultures. Not surprisingly, Americans are said to value individual rights over an orderly society, which may explain the situation in which we currently find ourselves. Extensive notes are provided. Recommended for all public and academic libraries. (Index not seen.)-Lisa K. Miller, Paradise Valley Community Coll. Lib., Phoenix
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684827063
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 2/19/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.68 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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