2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything

2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything Review

"Bold, provocative...illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.”
ADAM GRANT

The world is changing drastically before our eyes—will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world's foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes.

Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to "play the game," and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.

That world—and those rules—are over.

By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it:

- There will be more grandparents than grandchildren
- The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined
- The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history
- There will be more global wealth owned by women than men
- There will be more robots than workers
- There will be more computers than human brains
- There will be more currencies than countries

All these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.

According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway—and their impacts—is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend—climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example—Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point—2030—that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.

2030
is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.

Title:2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything
Edition Language:English

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    2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything Reviews

  • Jenna

    Does anyone else feel like the year 2000 was just a couple years ago and 2030 is some far off point in the future? Many of us can remember the hype over the year 2000, how we were told computers all ...

  • Krista

    In school they told us how we were supposed to “play the game,” and we grew up thinking that the rules would remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children leave t...

  • David Wineberg

    Being flexible will save your day. That is the message from Mauro Guillen in 2030. Things are changing rapidly, and society as we know it will have morphed into something very different by 2030.He loo...

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    In 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, Mauro F. Guillen makes predictions for 10 years from now in many different areas such as business, finance, curre...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Eh. This wasn't my favorite. I was hoping for something a bit more exciting but this was mostly economics which isn't very interesting to me personally.| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouT...

  • J.S.

    Interesting look at some of the trends today and how they are likely to affect us ten years from now. But Guillen looks at it mostly from a business perspective, even though it touches on some social ...

  • Venky

    Would Lehman Brothers have had a more encouraging prospect if it was Lehmann Sisters instead? What is the connection between block-chain technology and a national election? In his book “2030” (one...

  • Monnie

    "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" --Fleetwood MacAs I too fast approach octogenarian status, I'm ever more aware that I'm not ready to leave this world (whether I'm looking down or up when I get th...

  • Patrick Pilz

    I used to have the opinion that a non-fiction book better be right to be good. Maybe, Just maybe....Here comes Thomas Robert Malthus 3.0. Mauro F. Guillen takes the reader through a series of topics o...

  • Flavia

    Certainly an interesting read, thoughtful and thorough. What gives this book its optimistic, adaptation-focused tone also reads as a bit slavishly pro-captialism at times. But it's not actively trying...