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OUT NOW:  The Future of Almost Everything is the Patrick Dixon's 16th book, published by Profile Books.  "Take hold of your future or the future will take hold of you."  Read FREE SAMPLE of the book.

“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

"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

"Every leader needs to keep ahead of major trends. Think radically and read this book to keep ahead of the future!"  Sinclair Beecham MBE, Co-Founder of Pret A Manger

"Insightful views about the global trends that could shape our future. A thought-provoking tome which should help businesses think differently about the markets of the future."  Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University

"Brilliant! Patrick Dixon's insights are compelling, engaging and thought-provoking.  Tomorrow framed by the expert."  Baba Awopetu, Group Strategy and Marketing Director, Optegra Eye Healthcare

The Future of Almost Everything describes hundreds of key trends which will impact your business and personal life, and explains what it all means for our wider world. Practical insights for leaders and decision-makers in every industry, for government, non-profit organisations.

Patrick Dixon commented:  "I have managed to pack into a single book all the key messages I have been giving about the future, in highly customised keynotes, to leaders of every industry and government, from every part of the world, over the last five years - with a major focus on the next decade, but also looking in many cases far beyond 2050.  

"Every trend in every industry affects every other trend, which is why you need to read The Future of Almost Everything at least twice through to make sense of your entire future.  It is impossible, for example, to talk about the future of retail without talking about global manufacturing trends, or the growth of online sales, which in turn are affected by things such as energy prices or use of smartphones, social media, government regulations... and so on."

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The Future of Almost Everything covers the following and a load more:

- The future of the global economy: where growth will come from over the next 30 years and why.

- The future of globalisation, manufacturing trends and supply chain management, future of logistics including shipping, and ways to reduce risks. The future of robotics in manufacturing. The future of offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring and why many millions of manufacturing jobs will return to developed nations from places like China over the next two decades.  

- The future of the European Union, future of the Eurozone, and of other trading blocs.  The future of the UN and of global governance.

- The future of emerging markets - with special focus on India, China, the rest of Asia, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, emerging middle class and demographic changes.  How the world will look in 150 years - with complete rebalancing of economic, political and military power.

- The future of health care: transition from treating sick people, to prevention, to performance enhancement and what we can learn from animals that do not get old - some of which live for over 400 years.  Future of hospitals and home care, pharma and biotech, medical technology, diagnostics and gene analysis.

- The future of relationships of all kinds, different types of families, models of marriage and parenting.  The future of communities, cultures and creation of new tribes.  Why patterns of drug and alcohol abuse are changing.  Future of crime and law enforcement.

- The future of retail, mobile consumers, fusion of online and offline shopping experiences, future of shopping malls, convenience stores and niche outlets.  Future of the fashion industry, new textiles and the cotton industry.

- The future of digital including quantum computing:  how Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things will merge to create the greatest transformation in digital tech for 20 years.  Impact on your own personal life and on every business.  Future of home automation, office automation.  Growing threat from next-generation cyber-attacks as a result of all this centralisation of information and digital power.

- The future of banking, insurance and every other kind of financial service including stock exchanges and all other kinds of markets. The future of telcos, and why the old telco business model cannot survive much longer.  The future of telco-banks and who will "own" the customer relationship.  How more than a billion unbanked people will discover financial services for the first time in the next 10 years using a mobile device.

- The future of food and beverages industries - changing customer preferences, how grocery / food outlets must adapt to survive.  Impact of new regulations in the food industry.  New patterns of consumption, new tastes and new types of food.

- The future of marketing, advertising, brands, viral campaigns, location-based messaging, customer loyalty and engagement.  Why traditional marketing is dead and what is already rising up to replace it. 

- The future of the auto industry: next generation smart cars, robot drivers, networked vehicles, new fuels and propulsion systems.

- The future of aviation, space travel, space colonies, business travel, holidays, hotels.

- The future of entertainment and leisure: trends in the music and film industry, TV, videos, radio and sport.  Expect many surprises.

- The future of news gathering and publishing: future of TV news channels, future of books, newspapers and magazines, future of online media channels and digital publishing - and why paper will survive much longer than most think.

- Why large cities have a great future, future urbanisation, massive migrations and real booms and busts.  What kind of cities and offices will we need?  What kind of infrastructure will we build?  Who will be the winners and losers in developing these new cities?

- Changes in workplace and the nature of paid work itself: future of workplace automation, the place of robots in tomorrow's world, and where the next 3 billion new jobs will come from. The future of knowledge management and talent management, future of retirement and complexities of managing and older workforce. Why diversity at work will become more important.

- The future of single issue activism.  The growing impact of campaigns, pressure groups, social media on governments.  Future of extremist groups, terrorism.

- The future of energy, carbon use, water use, forests, farming, fishing, sustainability, global warming and the wider environment.  The $40 trillion green tech boom and how we will develop the innovations to protect our future at affordable cost.

- The future of leadership, change management, strategy, consultancies, accountancy and the law profession.

- The future of education: revolutions in schooling and at university and why many of today's learning methods are no longer fit for purpose.

- The future of government - and why democratic governments will become weaker.  Future of autocracy, theocracy and other forms of government.

- The future of war: and why traditional wars will mostly be replaced by hybrid conflicts, which are easier to fight and harder to resolve.  Impact on military strategies and defence spending globally.

- The future of religion: future balance of influence between major global faiths, and trends in personal spirituality, as part of the search for meaning.

- The future of personal values, motivation and inspiration, corporate ethics, social enterprises, non-profit organisations and philanthropy, regulation and compliance - and the ultimate ethical value for the next 60 years.

And loads more.....

Extract from introduction to The Future of Almost Everything

My job is to live in the future and to see tomorrow as history. Global companies use me as a guide to the truth about life in years to come: what to expect, how to respond, how to provoke fresh thinking. Here is what I tell them, about the future of almost everything, about the things that really matter.

We face the greatest threats to survival in human history, while new technologies will give us the greatest opportunities ever known to create a better world. Some decisions made today will affect life on earth for a thousand years.

This is an extraordinary time to be alive. Our world is being shaken by seismic events, which are overtaking governments and corporations. At the same time, many trends are developing relatively slowly, people’s lives are evolving rather gradually, and history shows that the most shocking predictions are usually wrong. So we need to pay close attention to what is most likely and plan for the unexpected.

Either you see the future as something to prepare for, or as a world to shape by your own actions. This book is therefore about being futuristic rather than fatalistic. Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you.

You may have the greatest strategy on the planet, but if the world changes unexpectedly, you just travel even faster in the wrong direction. As I learned in my first career as a cancer doctor looking after the dying, life is too short to lose a single day doing things that are a complete waste of time, or that we don’t believe in, so we need to know where we are going.

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