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Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avery Pub Group
Publication date May 1, 2004
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781592400690
ISBN-10 1592400698
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.20 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a paperback edition featuring a new foreword, the author of The Art of the Long View makes predictions about the business world of tomorrow, arguing that such challenges as terrorism, a dynamic global economy, and rapidly changing technology, rather than threatening today's companies, are presenting predictable opportunities for growth. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The world we live in today is more volatile than ever. The security of free nations is threatened by rogue states, the global economy is in flux, and the rapid advance of technology forces constant reevaluation of our society. With so many powerful forces at work and seemingly unpredictable events occurring, to many the future seems dark, and its possibilities frightening.

Peter Schwartz disagrees. A world-renowned visionary in the field of scenario planning, Schwartz’s startling—and accurate— predictions have been employed by government agencies and major corporations for more than twenty-five years. He argues that the future is foreseeable, and that by examining the dynamics at work today we can predict the “inevitable surprises” of tomorrow.

Timely and thought-provoking, Inevitable Surprises is a book that no one with an interest in business—or the future of our society—can afford to miss.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781592400270
 
from Gotham Books (June 1, 2003)
9781592400270 | details & prices | 247 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Offers a look into the possible changes of the future in areas such as technology, medicine, and demographics, and discusses how society and businesses can prepare for the challenges and capitalize on the advantages.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780743239110 Book cover for 9781592400690
 
New edition from Gardners Books (August 2, 2004)
9780743239110 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.60
About: An exploration of the plausible prospects for tomorrow's history, and the implications they suggest for the decisions we should make today.
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Reprint edition from Avery Pub Group (May 1, 2004)
9781592400690 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.20 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.00
About: In a paperback edition featuring a new foreword, the author of The Art of the Long View makes predictions about the business world of tomorrow, arguing that such challenges as terrorism, a dynamic global economy, and rapidly changing technology, rather than threatening today's companies, are presenting predictable opportunities for growth.

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