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  • Sep 4, 2009
The Top Trends that will reshape the world in the next 20 years!

Alas, I don't even know about my own future in the next 20 months, let alone 20 years! James Canton is convincingly enough. I have this book with me on my vacation to China & Mongolia but there was way too much distraction to complete the book in a single session and too many concepts that's mind-boggling as well as thought provoking to actually read it for leisure. It is however an excellent book, as with books by my favorite author Thomas Friedman. I love his concept of a futurist and also his analysis about the world trends. Some of the concepts I've read before but in this book, it's further illustrated and brought forth to a conceptual whole. Everything fits and it pays to know what is what.

I will not try to attempt to explain and analyse all the details about the trends. It is highly recommended that you read the book yourself as I believe some of the concepts pertain to your own unique situation. In some ways, James Canton has similar thoughts about global warming as with Thomas Friedman. I must admit I'm only halfway through the book and will try to come back to expand this review when I'm done. Still, as much as I've read it now, it's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you get a copy of it asap!

The top 10 trends of The Extreme Future:
1. Fueling the Future (Read about this: book sample)
2. The Innovation Economy
3. The Next Workforce
4. Longevity Medicine (Sample Chapter)
5. Weird Science
6. Securing the Future
7. The Future of Globalization: Cultures in Collision
8. The Future of Climate Change
9. The Future of the Individual
10. The Future of America & China

James Canton on the Future: Forbes

Annual Trends Report for 2009 by James Canton (Institute for Global Future)
Watch out for the next 20 years!

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September 04, 2009
Hi Sharrie.....would love to read this....who knows what the future may bring?? Lots of innovations in technology I'm will be interesting to see.....have a nice weekend. Nice review....
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It's not only the EXTREME FUTURE but it's EXTREME-LY GOOD! You probably have to be a futurist to like it. Me? Love it!
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A book by James Canton which analyse the key trends that will affect business & society in the coming decade. For details, check the official site at
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Books, Book, Business, Economics, World, Global Trends


Author: James Canton
Genre: Economic Conditions, Planning & Forecasting, , Economics, Sociology

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