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 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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lessons from the future Stan Davis is quite simply one of the world's greatest futurist. His books have sold over a million copies worldwide and are published in fifteen languages. They include the worldwide best-seller, Blur, Future Perfect (winner of the Tom Peters Book of the Decade award) and, most recently, Future Wealth. He has written for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company and numerous other international business magazines. Lessons From The Future combines new writing with the very best of his unique body of work. In this single inspirational book, Davis addresses issues that are still playing out and still lie in the future, as well as the present. It contains some of the most visionary business thinking of the moment, including mind-stretching pieces on the information economy, the foundations of wealth, the next bio-economy, connectivity, emotional bandwidth and mass customisation. Lessons from the Future also includes a unique article by the author reflecting on his own work and the value of ideas in the new economy. Stan Davis is the world's highest profile new economy guru. He is 6'7" and prefers sitting on two stacked chairs. When people do a double take, he explains that chairs are built for average-sized people 5'7" who can't sit in kids' chairs built for 4'7"-size people. He looks at business the same way, finding opportunities by seeing situations in new ways. His creative thinking makes practical connections to new business opportunities. Lessons from the Future will help managers and entrepreneurs identify the business and social sea changes that are transforming everything, everybody and every enterprise.

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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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