2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade by Richard Laermer

By Richard Laermer

A greater time in your company begins within the subsequent decade. Are you prepared? during this quick and livid time computer of a publication, Richard Laermer exhibits you ways to use-and at times abuse-the tendencies of the following decade (or ) that truly subject. As an writer with a useful crystal ball, a veteran advertising and marketing innovator, and media grasp, Laermer foresees a superb future-if you begin making plans for it this present day. occasionally you spot a company evolve and imagine, “I want i might considered that.” along with his trademark razor-sharp variety, Laermer unearths the main sensible forecasting secrets and techniques trendspotters. Divided into 9 different types, with greater than seventy two “short-short” chapters and dozens of outrageous sidebars, this eye-catching publication indicates you the how one can: learn the symptoms effect the tendencies embody new and reject stodgy count on swap Ask specialists the appropriate questions hunt down visionaries and snub fakers Separate the developments from fads Use technology-for every thing profit from being prior to the contest! 2011: Trendspotting for the subsequent Decade is full of eye-popping predictions (and realities) on how you are going to reside, paintings, play, purchase, promote, speak, textual content, snicker, and extra. you will discover how miniscule cognizance spans increases a necessity for velocity...how to paintings when you are sleeping...how to scrub off mediocrity...and why present day verbal exchange units becomes out of date. With 2011you'll find out how to perform swap rather than trailing it. Laermer calls tendencies as he sees 'em-from what is useless to what is sensational to what is novel and what is subsequent. if you are searching for fabulous observations, stunning statistics, chic insights, and healthy meals for thought--read this publication. simply because this can be your life...in 2011.

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Today, it’s more urgent than ever to be interesting since that would put you in a class by yourself—people tend to like you better because you are a hotbed of “hmm, cool fact” in a society where people repeat the same one-liners daily. It is better to be remembered for who you are than simply nodded at. 11. Stay awake. I like my lattes with lowfat. The Caboodle: Advanced Trendspotting 29 Fad, Faddy, and Fattening Trends TREND: Fads are take-it-or-leave-it. Don’t for a second ignore trends that portend a lot.

I remember that being true. But maybe it was less about shedding our partisan stripes than it was about feeling that we’d been jarred loose from worrying about the bad economy and given a chance to look with fresh eyes at who we’d become. I end on that note. Yes, there will be a quiz. com/ boltfromblue. In that I will ask questions about what affected you, and you will answer them, and the winners will receive prizes. They won’t be big. The Caboodle: Advanced Trendspotting 37 The Decade Is Starting Anew— and Maybe the World Is Too Paraphrasing Sondheim, What Else TREND: It’s the New Decade, and it’s a moment made especially for you—take advantage and enjoy every bit of it!

5. As I mention a few times: ask the right questions. Once you identify the influencers or fine people who really will help you get to the next step, ask them to sit still for a half hour, max, while you outline your immediate, mid-range, and long-term plans to market. Then see if there’s something they respond to that’s actionable—in any way useful. 6. Share the sights. Write a trend-oriented newsletter for your best customers and ask those customers if you are onto something with these trends or just blowing smoke.

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