David Pearce Snyder has been in the forecasting business for over 30 years, during which he has built an impressive track record with his private and public sector clientele, while compiling a multi-million item data base of trends and projections. Snyder uses this data base to create detailed scenarios — "instant pre-plays" — of the most probable combinations of economic, technologic and social realities that specific industries, institutions, or individual communities or nations are likely to encounter during the next 5 to 15 years. Drawing on his nearly 20 years experience as Life Styles Editor of The Futurist magazine, David enriches his statistical projections and expert forecasts with insights and anecdotes of the human comedy, creativity — and distress — arising from society's adaptation to changing economic circumstances and new technology.
Snyder’s scenarios of the reliably forecastable future serve as "reality checks" for his clients and audiences, helping them to distinguish the short-term fads in their operating environments from the long-term realities, and to separate conventional thinking from strategic thinking, while identifying the best practices and crucial commitments for companies, communities or countries to adopt in order to ride the roller coaster of revolutionary innovation and change to success and prosperity in the 21st Century and the Information Age.
David Pearce Snyder has appeared on NIGHTLINE and the TODAY SHOW, and on CNN and MSNBC. He is Principal Partner of The Snyder Family Enterprise, a 30-member virtual consultancy that scans the print media for worldwide trends, developments and forecasts. Mr. Snyder and his partner, Dr. Gregg Edwards, Director of the Academy for Advanced and Strategic Studies, have authored dozens of articles and reports on the future of major institutions and industries, plus two books of unparalleled accuracy on the future of the United States: Future Forces (1984), and America in the 1990's (1992), both published by the American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC.