CONNECTING THE DOTS
Futurist predictions are part science and part art. Using our intellect and visioning processes, collaborative brainstorming techniques, and disciplined research, we peer into the future by connecting the dots across a width swath of terrain from economics to humanities. One of the more interesting "dots" in IIRW came within days of the book's publication by John Wiley & Sons in September 2011.
In the introductory chapter I reference the frustration of U.S. voters in 2010 and the unrest around the world, reminding readers that our own revolution was not that long ago. The first Occupy protest to receive widespread attention occurred in New York City's Zuccotti Park--Wall Street Occupy--on 17 September 2011.
Four Industry Snapshots
In chapter one of IIRW readers have a chance to connect the dots of four industries and discover how operating in the old world of business hinders how we move forward in a reinvented world and the importance of innovating in front of the curve--innovating before the business requires it.
Below are Old World of Business vs. New World of Business and Reinvention Challenges that we highlighted in IIRW that continue to ring true four years later.