The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years

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A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon

An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology, environment, terrorism, population, and medicine to help companies and individuals prepare for the coming complex and volatile ...

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Overview

A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon

An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology, environment, terrorism, population, and medicine to help companies and individuals prepare for the coming complex and volatile global changes, including:
• How climate change and energy trends will reshape the planet
• How astounding medicine trends will enhance people's lives
• How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle

In the tradition of Future Shock, Megatrends, and The Tipping Point, Extreme Future is the essential forecasting handbook for navigating the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452288669
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 983,689
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

James Canton, Ph.D.  is a renowned global futurist, author, keynote presenter, and sought-after business advisor. He is known for his accurate and bold forecasts about the future. Dr. Canton is chairman and CEO of the Institute for Global Futures, an internationally recognized San Francisco–based think tank that advises Fortune 1000 and government clients. He has served on advisory boards at MIT’s Media Lab and Motorola, and is a fellow at the Knowledge and Innovation Network at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

The Extreme Future Introduction: The White House

Chapter 1. Welcome to the Extreme Future

Chapter 2. Fueling the Future

Chapter 3. Finding Prosperity: The Innovation Economy

Chapter 4. Help Wanted: The Future of the Workforce

Chapter 5. Outliving the Future: Longevity Medicine

Chapter 6. Tomorrow's Climate

Chapter 7. Cultures in Collision: The Future of Globalization

Chapter 8. Securing the Future

Chapter 9. Weird Science: What's Next

Chapter 10. Invisible War: The Future of the Individual

Chapter 11. Dancing Dragon: The Future of China

Chapter 12. The Future of America and Democracy

Acknowledgments
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    Good content with a pompous presentation

    This book covers a number of thought provoking ideas. Unfortunitely, you need to overcome the 'I'm important and in the middle of this' style used by the author.

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