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Future | Economic Outlook

How Generalists Spot Global Business Trends: Q&A with Vikram Mansharamani, Global Business Expert

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 27th, 2017

“The future doesn’t have to surprise you.”  So says VIKRAM MANSHARAMANI, an expert on global business trends, Harvard Lecturer, author, and investor.   How can we get better at anticipating the future? I asked him when we met.   The flood of political, economic, technological, social, and market forces that bombard us every day is overwhelming and distracting.  It prevents us from paying attention to what really matters, he said.  He noted the usual response to this noise is to focus narrowly or turn to specialists for help.  But is that the right path?  Have we been blinded by focus?  Has the mantra of expertise and specialization misled us?  Vikram thinks the pendulum has swung too far.   Vikram offers scores of compelling real-life examples that show how the narrow focus and specialization can lead us to miss the most important signals – the ones we’re least primed to see.  The advice Vikram offers is counter-intuitive.  He advocates opening up to get a broader view; to "zoom out" as he calls it, and then connect the dots. He calls the logic the generalist’s approach.  Breadth, Vikram argues, is as important as depth.  Generalists win by paying attention to more than their area of expertise.  Vikram's generalist framework for looking at the world differently and meeting disruption head-on.  I sat down with global business expert Vikram Mansharamani to discuss his approach to spotting global business trends, his teaching, and his speaking. Some interesting ideas here.  I hope you enjoy his comments. 

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International Affairs & Business | Economic Outlook

Economic Trends | GEOFF COLVIN: China's Food Security Strategy & Food Costs

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 27th, 2017

GEOFF COLVIN from Fortune magazine is always out in front of the economic trends that are driving business change and competition.  This link to his piece in the latest issue is a great example - it focuses on the disruption in agriculture that could change food supplies and food costs worldwide.    The issue: there’s been wave of global consolidation in agriculture that will put roughly 50% of the commercial seed market under the control of a few giant multinationals.  ChemChina bought Syngenta, Dow Chemical is buying DuPont, and Germany’s Bayer is buying Monsanto. The impact of the changes to the competitive landscape can’t be overstated, including the national security considerations. In particular, ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta has made clear that China's food security strategy is being implemented to insulate its huge population against the kinds of food disruptions and famines the country has endured in the past.  At the same time the consolidation is being looked at very carefully by global political and economic experts .  Here's more:

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American Politics | International Affairs & Business | Leadership | Economic Outlook

Free Trade Demise? It's a worry!

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 14th, 2016

--Geoff Colvin Video-- Will Free Trade Survive Politics?

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American Politics | Future | International Affairs & Business | Economic Outlook

Global business update: global dis-integration ahead?

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 28th, 2016

Vikram Mansharamani's global business update: what you see depends on where you sit.

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Future | Innovation | Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Economic Outlook

New Business Models for a Friction-Free Economy

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 21st, 2016

New Business Models for the Friction-Free Economy

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Future | Motivation | Economic Outlook

Best Commencement Advice for 2016 - Vikram Mansharamani

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 2nd, 2016

Thiel - Sandberg - Miranda- and More VIKRAM MANSHARAMANI on 2016's Best Commencement Advice

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Future | Speaking Industry | Economic Outlook

Saudi Arabia on the Brink

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 28th, 2016

-Vikram Mansharamani- Saudi Arabia Navigating an Uncertain Future

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Event Ideas | Future | Speaking Industry | Economic Outlook

Bubble Economy Fears – Vikram Mansharamani

By: Tony D'Amelio
March 17th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_13128" align="aligncenter" width="600"] -Global Financial Markets Forum- Speaking in Abu Dhabi
 Mansharamani makes headlines.[/caption]

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Event Ideas | Future | Speaking Industry | Economic Outlook

Global Trends: A Consumption Boom is Underway

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 25th, 2016

A Look at Global Trends -- Future of Food, Economy, Energy, China, Healthcare, Global Consumption & more

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Economic Outlook

Economic Uncertainty - 2 Great Speakers Help Navigate

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 11th, 2016

Geoff Colvin & Vikram Mansharamani Navigating Economic Uncertainty

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