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Future Trends - hundreds of articles / videos and keynote conference presentations on growth strategies, economic outlook and industry trends.  Industry-related content can be selected using the YOUR FUTURE link above. Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd and author of 16 books, has advised senior teams of many of the world's largest corporations on a wide range of global trends including macroeconomic and geopolitical shifts, demographics, consumers, markets and industry issues. Client list. Patrick Dixon has given keynotes at events in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

 

Life after Brexit: why I was right about immediate impact of the Brexit vote and what next. Why Brexit impact on trade, services, visas, banks and retail sales will be less than many fear

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Why I was right about immediate impact of the Brexit vote– and what next. We continue to hear toxic nonsense about life after Brexit.  Here is the truth: As I predicted, the impact of Brexit has been slight so far – despite some market turbulence to start with. Most analysts have had to eat their words, together with many political leaders, the IMF and a host of global CEOs – after being proven so spectacularly wrong. Despite constant warnings before and after the vote of instant economic meltdown, chaos, immediate recession, national and EU crisis, we have seen the exact opposite.

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Truth about Brexit: what next in the UK v EU divorce, short term and long term. Impact on your personal life, house prices, brexit business strategy, community, EU and wider world. Cut through toxic nonsense. Brexit keynote speaker

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We are in completely uncharted waters in troubled times globally and across the EU.  Over 50,000 reads in hours following Brexit with frequent updates of this page. The decisive vote to divorce the UK from the EU will influence the future of an entire generation of business people. There is no official mechanism for leaving the EU: it has never been done before and there are no guidelines or procedures defined in law - in either the UK or in Brussels. (Comment by Patrick Dixon, Brexit keynote speaker - Brexit strategy advisor).

Brexit will have a profound impact on the future direction of the EU and is likely to trigger multiple, complex global events.  Just the fact that such a Brexit vote took place was already having an impact elsewhere across the EU before voting began.  For example, on 26th February 2016, an opinion poll in Denmark showed that most Danes want to have a vote of their own.  

And there is a significant risk of contagion - spread of uncertainty and fear, into chaos, into instabilities in currencies and economies, radical shifts in business strategies...  In a globalised world, such things can spread at the speed of light.

The longer term future of the EU and the future of the UK will both be driven by a single word, more powerful than economics, or innovation, and that word is of course  “emotion”, linked to the most important single human force in the world today which is TRIBALISM. 

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My latest WIRED MAGAZINE feature: How to Predict the Future - the secret to more accurate forecasting and the shocking truth about easily avoidable errors

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It is often said that no one can predict the future, but the truth is that forecasting is far easier than you may think, because many things change more slowly than media hype suggests.  I know this from advising corporations on the impact of key megatrends, over the last 20 years, and from writing many books about the future since 1987.  I’m not talking about share prices, commodity prices or currency rates.  Anything to do with markets is as difficult to predict two months ahead as the British weather. Every now and again in history there is a genuine step-change, for example the collapse of communism, or a global war, or the creation of the web, but such things are rare.  That’s why most board room debates about the future are not usually about direction of a trend, which tends to be fairly obvious, but about timing or speed of that trend.


Read feature by Patrick Dixon in WIRED magazine:


http://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-predict-future-past

   

Brexit keynote speaker. Huge Brexit shock to global economy? Truth about Brexit impact on UK, future of Europe, Eurozone, exchange rates, migration, business and wider world

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Leaders of G20 Nations have declared that Brexit would be a shock to the global economy: hype or fiction? Whatever the result of the British EU referendum on 23rd June 2016, the UK vote will be fiercely contested, and will have a profound impact on the future direction of the EU.  Just the fact that such a Brexit vote is taking place is already triggering events elsewhere.  For example, on 26th February, an opinion poll in Denmark showed that most Danes now want to have a vote of their own. The truth is that a lot of nonsense is being paraded as fact in the heated Brexit referendum campaign. Here is a guide to your Brexit-related future by Brexit Keynote Speaker Patrick Dixon

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The Future of (Almost) Everything: Global Competitiveness Forum - Saudi Arabia

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Keynote in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - starts at 1 minute 20 seconds: use scroll bar.  Global Competitiveness Forum 2015 - covering wide range of global trends and their impact on the future of Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and wider Middle East.  All included as part of Patrick Dixon's latest book: Order The Future of Almost Everything from Amazon.

Topics covered:  Future of the Middle East, future of competitiveness and innovation in Saudi Arabia, outlook for the global economy and why leadership agility will be so important in managing uncertainty.  Future of demographics, health, biotech, ageing and the growing global population, rise of emerging markets, changes in pattern of globalisation, future of manufacturing and robotics, future of banking and retail, e-commerce.  Big Data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing - new cybersecurity risks.  Future of the energy industry: oil, shale gas, coal, solar power, wind power, smart grids and next-generation nuclear power. Need a world-class global competitiveness keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Can a Futurist REALLY predict the future? Here's loads of predictions I made over last 20+ years.

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My new global trends book is out now: The Future of Almost Everything. But it takes at least 20 years to evaluate how good a trends analyst was / is – so what about forecasts made by me in previous books, about what to expect over the following decade or two or three?  How did those forecasts measure up? I had to answer that question for myself by re-reading what I wrote in the past about the future, before writing my latest book.  Read FREE SAMPLE of The Truth about Almost Everything.

So you can judge for yourself, here are loads of predictions I made in the past - and the book in which they were made plus date.  Every one of these is already a reality or looks like it soon could be, as of August 2015....And yes I got some things wrong - not many fortunately.

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BUY MY NEW BOOK: The Future of Almost Everything - reprinted twice in last 4 months - or read FREE SAMPLE CHAPTER

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My latest book was published just a few weeks ago and has already been reprinted twice with several foreign language rights already sold.  This has been a lot of fun to write.  Read FREE SAMPLE of the bookPacked into it are insights from every keynote, workshop, seminar and strategy session I have done in every industry, in every nation, over the last five years. After months of preparation and research, the writing process itself was the fastest I have ever done (for a book of this length, around 110,000 words), compared to the other 15 over the years. 

"Absolutely brilliant.  I love this man's exhilarating thinking and writing.  Here are far-sighted insights into the tangible and intangible horizons of future change, underpinned by wisdom abut its ultimate driving force - human nature."  Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

“A brilliant guide to our future, which should be read by every decision-maker, packed with deep insights on a huge number of trends. Patrick Dixon has a great track record over many years in forecasting opportunities, risks and challenges that will affect us all.”  Sir Brian Souter - Chairman, Stagecoach Group Plc

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5 reasons why every business needs to know about "The Future of Almost Everything"

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The Future of Almost Everything, my latest book, is packed full of key survival and success factors for every business, whether you work for one of the world’s largest corporations, or a small family-owned enterprise.  This forecast of the future will transform how you think about tomorrow, and guide vital decisions you need to take today, in 5 key areas.  Buy The Future of Almost Everything today.

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10 trends that will dominate our future - all predictable, changing slowly with huge future impact - based on new book The Future of Almost Everything

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1500 views of this post in first 2 days.  Read FREE SAMPLE of The Truth about Almost EverythingOur future will be shaped by hundreds of trends which are changing relatively slowly and predictably. Here are ten of the most significant. Fall in technology and connectivity costs.  Universal access to global web.  1 billion children alive today.  85% of humanity living in emerging markets in 10 years. Huge growth in life expectancy in many nations.  Huge growth in multinational mergers and global trade. Increased automation in cars, homes, factories and offices.  Tribalism feeding radicalism and terrorism.  Search for purpose, meaning and spirituality, coupled with worries about sustainability.

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