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Vikram Mansharamani

VIKRAM MANSHARAMANI, PhD, is a global trend-watcher and Lecturer at Harvard University. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and a frequent speaker at major business conferences all over the world. Vikram helps audiences develop disruptive change management strategies. He offers a framework that helps people anticipate the future and spot risks and opportunities hiding in plain sight. He advocates a generalist approach - looking at the world through multiple lenses - in order to adapt to the radically disruptive political, market, economic, societal, and technological forces impacting the business and investing environment.

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Future | Economic Outlook

Global Trends: 18 Global Developments to Watch Over the Next 5 Years

By: Vikram Mansharamani
January 11th, 2018

2017 was a year marked by a series of seemingly seismic shifts, many of which disrupted the status quo. Robert Mugabe’s 37 year (mis)rule of Zimbabwe ended; sexual harassment made headlines globally, and American tax policies were reformed.  The war on corruption accelerated, with notable casualties surfacing in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and elsewhere. And the people of Kurdistan and Catalonia sought to form their own nations. While global markets powered higher, tensions rose as North Korea repeatedly tested missiles, and “Little Rocketman” and the “Dotard” waged a Twitter war.

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