John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt

Author of international best-seller "Megatrends" and "China's Megatrends"

Speaker Categories: Futurist | Business & Consumer Trends | Global Economy | Business Strategy | Europe | Asia | Headliners | International Business | Headliners - Technology

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World's Leading Futurists and Author of Megatrends

John Naisbitt’s goal as a speaker is to help his audience to step back from short term disruptions, alternating favored business theories and practices and create a picture of the fundamental restructering that is taking place in the world today. A sense of the near future allows us to create and communicate  a vision, based on the demands and needs to come. He has traveled the world since the late 1960s, keeping in close touch with corporations and people in many fields of endeavor. He has spoken to virtually every major corporation, to many several times. His cultural life and residence in the United States, Europe and now China keeps him in direct in touch with a changing economic environment -- experience that is reflected in the books he has written.

Areas of Expertise

Naisbitt is an advisor to many of the world's leading corporations and heads of state. Having 40 years of experience with IBM and Eastman Kodak, John is also a successful entrepreneur. He has a background in political science at Utah, Harvard and Cornell, and a former visiting fellow at Harvard University and former visiting professor at Moscow State University.   

University Work

He is the recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology, and science.  Naisbitt has been studying and visiting China for more than 40 years, first in 1967, with more than 100 visits since.  A former professor at Nanjing University, he is currently professor at both Nankai University and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. He and his wife divide their time living in Vienna, Austria and in Tianjin, China, where in 2007 they established the Naisbitt China Institute at Tianjin University. 


His international bestseller Megatrends sold more than 9 million copies and was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years, mostly as number one. John Naisbitt published the international bestsellers Re-inventing the Corporationin 1985, Megatrends 2000 in 1990, which was published in 32 countries and was the Number One bestseller in the U.S., Japan, and Germany, and Megatrends for Women in 1992 (co-authored with Patricia Aburdene). His Japanese language book, Japan's Identity Crisis, was released in 1992 and was a bestseller in Japan.

His 1994 book, Global Paradox, received England's World Review Award for The Best Book of The Year. Megatrends Asia 1995 was a bestseller in the German language and in Asia. High Tech High Touch, was published in the fall of 1999 and has since been published in 17 countries. His book Mind Set! was published in 42 countries. The Wall Street Journal called his work “triumphantly useful…taking bearings in all directions and giving us the courage to do the same.”

John's recent, China's Megatrends, explores the entirely new social and economic model for a 21st-century emerging in China that's reshaping the dynamics of globalization itself. Provocative and groundbreaking, China's Megatrends describes this revolution for experts and newcomers alike, offering new insights into China's emergence as a global power.

Like Megatrends in 1982, John and Doris's latest, Global Game Change today offers an indispensible roadmap of the transforming global landscape. Subtitled, "How The Global Southern Belt is Reshaping Our World," Global Game Change explore the economic awakening of 80 percent of the world’s population new economic alliances, alternatives to international organizations, and the new balance of power. 

John, along with his wife Doris Naisbitt, started a search for patterns that form the picture of the new China, but found what was of much greater dimension and importance than just the economic rise of China: China is creating an entirely new social and economic system whose impact will be felt globally for decades to come.  Doris Naisbitt, an observer of global social, economic and political trends, is the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, China and co-author of Megatrends China: Eight Pillars of a New Society and professor at the prestigious Nankai University. From 2002 to 2006, she worked in close collaboration with John Naisbitt’s public lecturing in editing and translating his books and other works for the German publishing houses of Hanser, Bertelsmann and Frankfurter Allgemeine Buchverlag. This husband/wife team can be booked together for engagements.

The Crisis in Western Democracy and a New Rising Governing Model

For the Western world, Western democracy is the world’s best and only acceptable way of governing. Thus the West sees the future and sustainability of China in adopting Western value and Western democracy. But what is the scenario from a Chinese point of view? Is China a capitalist country with a communist coat or a communist country with capitalist coat?

The "The China Strategy": What It Is and How You Can Use It to Succeed

China’s rise is evident in almost every field. Since 1990 its economy has moved from # 137 in the world to # 3 in the world. What is the secret behind building world-class infrastructure, majestic cities, state-of-the-art airports and establishing globally competitive enterprises in record time? What can we learn from China’s strategy? How will China’s determination to become the innovation country of the world impact on America’s corporate world?

China's Megatrends

John and Doris Naisbitt, long-time China observers, provide a unique perspective on the transformation that is reshaping the country's economic, social, and political systems. Allowed unprecedented access by the Chinese government, they gathered data and information from across all of China's provinces and cities using the same techniques behind Naisbitt's international bestseller "Megatrends". Based on their findings, the Naisbitts argue that, while the U.S. struggles to restore its position in the world, China is creating an entirely new social and economic model for a 21st-century. Just as America created its own unique model more than 200 years ago, the new system fits China's history and society, and the Naisbitts identify the eight pillars: The Emanicipation of the Mind; Balancing Top-down with Bottom-up; Framing the Forest and Letting the Trees Grow; Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones; Artistic and Intellectual Ferment; Joining the World; Freedom and Fairness; and, From Olympic Gold Medals to Nobel Prizes. Taken together, these eight forces are radically changing China from the inside out and ultimately reshaping the dynamics of globalisation itself. Provocative and groundbreaking, "China's Megatrends" describes this revolution for experts and newcomers alike, offering new insights into China's emergence as a global power.

Leadership: The Chinese Way

What enabled China to turn a demoralized, patronized and poorly educated workforce in a country of a billion people to become proactive and competitive? The “enterprise” developed a culture which fit the demands of the enterprise and pointedthe workforce in the direction of modernity and wealth. Economically and politically China’s leadership and its people have quickly moved from imitation to innovation.

High Tech High Touch

The necessity and rewards of returning to human scale.

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