Future in Sight
IN THIS SUMMARY
As we accelerate into the next century, we will need to see clearly and react quickly to navigate the sharp turns ahead. Those who can discern the important trends, understand their implications, and predict their direction will enjoy an important strategic advantage over those who cannot. This is true for businesspeople, policy makers, or any individual with a need to know what lies ahead. Future in Sight proactively addresses the reality that trends are not always easy to isolate and understand by emphasizing the fact that they overlap, merge, and sometimes even cancel out each other. As Minkin introduces various trends, he highlights megathemes, including many yin and yang contradictions, such as big-small, together-fragmented, rich-poor, forward-backward, young-old. He also notes unexpected "wildcard trends" that often throw predictions off target.