Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future

  • 4h 9m
  • John Naisbitt
  • HarperCollins
  • 2006

In his seminal works Megatrends and Megatrends 2000, John Naisbitt proved himself one of the most far-sighted and accurate observers of our fast-changing world.

Mind Set! goes beyond that by disclosing the secret of forecasting. Naisbitt gives away the keys to the kingdom, opening the door to the insights that let him understand today's world and see the opportunities of tomorrow. He selects his most effective tools, 11 Mindsets, and applies them by guiding the reader through the five forces that will dominate the next decades of the twenty-first century.

Illustrated by stories about Galileo and Einstein to today's icons and rebels in business, science, and sports, Mind Set! opens your eyes to see beyond media headlines, political slogans, and personal opinions to select and judge what will form the pictures of the future.

About the Author

Megatrends, John Naisbitt’s first published book in 1982, was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years and sold more than nine million copies. His experience reaches from executive positions in the corporate world to appointments by Kennedy and Johnson, and as an entrepreneur. He is a former visiting fellow at Harvard University, a former visiting professor at Moscow State University, and currently a faculty member at Nanjing University in China. Naisbitt serves as a Distinguished International Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), in Malaysia. He has lived in three continents and travels the world as one of its most sought-after speakers. He holds fifteen honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology, and science.

In this Book

  • Mind Set!—Reset Your Thinking and See the Future
  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • While Many Things Change, Most Things Remain Constant
  • The Future is Embedded in the Present
  • Focus on the Score of the Game
  • Understanding How Powerful it is Not to Have to be Right
  • See the Future as a Picture Puzzle
  • Don’t Get So Far Ahead of the Parade That People Don’t Know You’re in It
  • Resistance to Change Falls if Benefits Are Real
  • Things That We Expect to Happen Always Happen More Slowly
  • You Don’t Get Results by Solving Problems but by Exploiting Opportunities
  • Don’t Add Unless You Subtract
  • Don’t Forget the Ecology of Technology
  • Culture—A Visual Culture is Taking Over the World
  • Economics—From Nation-States to Economic Domains
  • China—The Periphery is the Center
  • Europe—Mutually Assured Decline
  • Our Evolutionary Era—Reservoir of Innovation
  • Endnotes