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Over 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott. His new book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Change Money, Business, and the World (with his coauthor/son, Alex Tapscott), focuses on the technological shift that will change how the world does business — and everything else — using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin.

Eric Whitacre has been appointed the Los Angeles Master Chorale's (LAMC) first Artist-in-Residence announced by the LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson. His two-year post begins in the 2016-17 season.
"Eric Whitacre is a true original," says Davidson. "His singular vision, bold concepts, powerful artistry and global reach through new technologies will impact the Los Angeles Master Chorale in myriad ways." Gershon adds, "Over the years, the LA Master Chorale has shown a deep affinity for Eric's choral works. We are pleased to expand our relationship with him in such a meaningful way."

Kevin Ashton's book, How To Fly A Horse, won the 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year Award. 800-CEO-Read's General Manager Sally Haldorson said, "We believe it is a book that will leave a positive, lasting impact on the life of a lone creative striver, on the thinking of the most traditional business practitioner, and on everyone in-between. Because of that, we believe it will have a great impact on the lives of organizations large and small."
Congratulations Kevin!

Do challenges and problems derail your creative process? Watch Tim Harford's recent TED talk, How messy problems can inspire creativity, on how distractions make us more creative. Sometimes called ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell’, Tim offers a distinctive blend of storytelling, humour and intelligence.

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently announced a new $25 million research center funded by Toyota to further the development of autonomous vehicle technologies. Led by CSAIL director Daniela Rus, the new center will focus on developing advanced decision-making algorithms and systems that allow vehicles to perceive and navigate their surroundings safely, without human input. Read more.

Patrick Dixon’s 16th book The Future of (Almost) Everything, is now available. It reveals dozens of new key trends which will impact your business and personal life, and explains what they will mean for our wider world. As Patrick says, "Take hold of your future or the future will take hold of you.”
Book Praise
"Every leader needs to keep ahead of major trends. Think radically and read this book to keep ahead of the future!” — Sinclair Beecham MBE, Co-Founder of Pret A Manger
"A must read for anyone keen to understand what the future may hold for them." — Lynda Gratton, London Business School

June 2016
Kenneth CukierItaly
Thomas J. SargentArgentina
Don Berwick, M.D.United Kingdom
Juan EnriquezFrance
Greg BrandeauBrazil
Angus DeatonSwitzerland and Spain
Eric WhitacreSweden
Don TapscottFrance
Dani RodrikColombia
Nate SilverFrance
Michael SchrageFrance
Edward LucasPoland
Radek SikorskiGermany
Bruce SchneierUnited Kingdom
Tim HarfordBrazil and Hungary
Patrick DixonIreland, South Africa and Germany
Paul SullivanChile
Brian MuirheadFrance
Wolfgang MünchauFrance and Italy
Quentin PeelFrance
July 2016
JB StraubelChina
Edward LucasSweden
Ricardo SemlerMauritius
Paul KrugmanSingapore
Edward LuceSweden
Patrick DixonColombia
Ian RobertsonPortugal
August 2016
Atul Gawande, M.D.Singapore
September 2016
Michael PettisUnited Kingdom
Jeffrey GoldbergHong Kong
John MicklethwaitUnited Kingdom
Patrick DixonTurkey and Ireland
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Adrian WooldridgeSwitzerland
Paul KrugmanAustria
Robert J. GordonHong Kong
Wolfgang MünchauUnited Kingdom
Tyler CowenPeru
Sian BeilockFrance
Angus DeatonFrance and Colombia
Don TapscottChina
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October 2016
Bruce SchneierAustralia
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Eric WeinerPortugal
Amy ChuaFinland
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JB StraubelSpain
Tom KelleyBrazil
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November 2016
Kenneth CukierFinland
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Joi ItoItaly
Tom KelleySpain
Chris AndersonAustralia
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Daniela RusSweden
Malcolm GladwellUnited Arab Emirates
February 2017
Tom KelleyIndia
March 2017
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