- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (27 Aug. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781254974
- ISBN-13: 978-1781254974
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Future of Almost Everything: The global changes that will affect every business and all our lives Paperback – 27 Aug 2015
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Praise for Futurewise:
"A must read for anyone keen to understand what the future may hold for them(Lynda Gratton, London Business School)
Indispensable guide to the future (Sir Peter Vardy)
The way the world is changing - the trends everyone is interested in and which businesses must take account of if they are to survive and prosper in the future
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Top Customer Reviews
His FUTURE approach (i.e. Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical) is very comprehensive. Whilst business and corporate planner might tend to focus on the Fast,Urban and Universal trends, it may well be the case that the other three are often just as important.
In the course of only 323 pages this book showers us with striking observations. Dixon is at pains to stress he is dealing with what will happen, not necessarily what we might like to see happen. Whilst UK readers may find some of his analysis disconcerting, I suspect so will people living in France, Germany, the US, Russia and Nigeria (amongst others).
Interestingly, Dixon regards himself as an optimist- we have the creativity and resources to deal with many of the problems of today. His book is a welcome challenge to become a better informed and more active and ethical citizen.
Patrick's ability throughout the book to bring home to a personal level the global situations he explores reminds the reader that we are all responsible for how the future will pan out and that we must not simply adopt an ostrich approach and except that global forces of change are beyond our control.
The book promotes a truly aspirational world view that each of us has the power to create a future that we believe in and that can create a better world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I found this book interesting and thought-provoking, I lost all trust in the author when I got to page 155:
"However, more studies are likely to confirm the... Read more
Absolutely fantastic read. The author has such amazing insight. Highly recommendPublished 15 months ago by bookgirl_24
I love the insights and realistic forecasts, now i have a better understanding of the future and can adapt my mindset accordingly. P.S. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr. I. Erem
As a futurologist, Patrick writes in a delightfully personal style that conveys how energetically and passionately he engages with the issues that will shape our future. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dominic Houlder
Only started it recently but it is one of the most riveting & challenging books I have read for years.Published 17 months ago by michael godward
This is a whirlwind tour of the near to medium future packed with updates on many rapidly evolving areas and Patrick's own projections for a vast variety of trends. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David Unsworth