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Global Trends

Facing up to a Changing World

Authors: Done, A.

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Looks at the bigger picture, and the future trends that are going to affect the global business world over the next few years. The author analyses traditional themes such as technology and sustainability but also takes into consideration the effects of developments in other areas such as health, education and demographics

About the authors

Adrian Done is a business academic with both feet in the real world. He is a professor at the IESE Business School in Spain and research associate with the Advanced Institute of Management Research in the UK.

Born in Asia, with an early childhood in South Africa and educated in Britain, Adrian started his career with the Ford Motor Company at 18 and spent much of the 1980's and 90s in the automotive industry. Following engineering projects throughout the UK, Europe, and the Americas, Adrian moved into plant management and rapidly gained Chartered Engineer status. Adrian continued his professional trajectory into business education, gaining a bilingual Master of Business Administration at IESE and a PhD at London Business School.

Adrian's research, published across academic and practitioner communities, has received awards from prestigious institutions such as the European Foundation for Management Development, the Decision Sciences Institute and London Business School. He is regularly invited to present at international conferences and to collaborate with organizations across various sectors.

Adrian currently lives in Barcelona with his Catalan wife and two sons. They all enjoy life to the full.

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'Adrian Done provides us with an enjoyably written and wide-ranging account of critical challenges of the coming decades. We ignore these trends at our peril. I recommend this book to all who need to prepare for the future which is all of us.' Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford; previously Vice President, the World Bank and former advisor to

President Nelson Mandela

'Fasten your seatbelts there's turbulence ahead! Societies, businesses and senior managers arefacing enormous challenges. This insightful book analyzes them and thoughtfully assesses the threats and opportunities that are likely to emerge. Having armed us with increased awareness, Adrian Done offers a pragmatic approach to navigating the uncertainty and pulls no punches in

encouraging us to broaden our thinking and to act with rigor and purpose.' Jordi Canals, Dean of IESE Business School

'Adrian Done has given us a Michelin Guide to coping with a turbulent future. Global Trends is an authoritative, inviting summary of the major forces that are now shaping our world, for good or for ill. This masterful book shows leaders in all fields what they should consider doing as business, government, education, and everything else is transformed over the next few decades.' William E. Halal, George Washington University; President TechCast.org; author of 'Technology's Promise'

'Adrian's book has helped me to better understand the big picture of global change. It is mandatory reading for any business leader in order to understand the major trends triggering the need for business transformation.' Lars Gollenia, Global Head of SAP Business Transformation Services

'With our local communities and international business operations shaken by recent crises and disasters, it would be easy to take a negative view of the future. Yet Dr Adrian Done joins the dots, providing an antidote to both undue pessimism and irrational optimism. He realistically outlines the challenges confronting leaders, managers and citizens in the 21st century and encourages us

to address them with well directed actions.' Professor Chris Voss, London Business School

'Dr Done has written one of those rare management books with a strong vision towards the future. His insights help managers learn from the mistakes they made in the past and to successfully navigate their way through the challenges of tomorrow.' Mark T. Frohlich, Associate Professor, Kelley School of Business

'In a rigorous, yet entertaining and down to earth approach, Adrian Done shows how we can face up to this rapidly evolving world. Global Trends is a book that captures the imagination and energizes the soul a must-read guide to changes in the 21st Century!' Dr Niels Billou, Richard Ivey School of Business


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Trends
Book Subtitle
Facing up to a Changing World
Authors
Series Title
IESE Business Collection
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35897-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230358973
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28486-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33001-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 296
Topics

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