George Friedman is a NY Times Best Seller author for a reason. As CEO and founder of Stratfor, the world’s leading private intelligence think tank, he is called upon frequently to speak to upcoming trends. In “The Next Decade”, Friedman speaks to the political shifts taking place, decisions, their consequences, and how North America will handle the conflicts and opportunities that lie ahead. Well worth curling up by the fire and exploring how the next decade will impact your life and the lives of those you love. What better holiday present?
The Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World
I read Friedman’s book as he projected the next 100 years. It all seemed very plausible, but he himself was clear that none of us will ever live long enough to appreciate how close his predictions came. He uses a very disciplined methodology ( geopolitical economics vs. technology trends) to make his predictions, it will be interesting to see how these play out over a shorter window of time and how they might complement his long view.
I always like to see what the ‘experts’ have to say about trends! We might not be around for all of it, but the beginnings of a shift will be evident. I agree about his methodology – so many are smoke and mirrors and I find Friedman solid. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!