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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.

For the second consecutive year The Thinkers50 ranked Don Tapscott #4 of the top management thinkers. “The Thinkers50 is the global ranking of management thinkers. Published every two years and is the essential guide to which thinkers and which ideas matter now.” Congratulations to Don!

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

February 2016
Robert ShillerKorea
Roni Zeiger, M.D.Germany
Paul KrugmanGermany
Martin WolfSwitzerland
Patrick DixonFrance
March 2016
Jeffrey SachsBelgium
Radek SikorskiSwitzerland
Martin WolfUnited Kingdom
Michael PettisUnited Kingdom
Mimi ItoSingapore
Sam WangHong Kong
Adam S. PosenGermany
Tim HarfordTurkey
J. Bradford DeLongUnited Kingdom
Paul KrugmanSweden and Japan
Patrick DixonNorway
Jane McGonigalCanada
John PeetLithuania and Latvia
April 2016
Tom KelleyChina
Simon JohnsonUnited Arab Emirates
Dani RodrikPeru
Amy CuddyCanada
Michael SchrageIndia
Patrick DixonBelgium
Kenneth CukierUnited Kingdom
Gillian TettFrance
César A. HidalgoSwitzerland
Gernot WagnerCanada
Juan EnriquezMexico
May 2016
Jane McGonigalAustralia
Angus DeatonKorea
JB StraubelKorea
Patrick DixonUnited Kingdom and Portugal
Radek SikorskiRomania
Barry J. EichengreenSwitzerland
Dani RodrikBelgium
Paul KrugmanPortugal
June 2016
Greg BrandeauBrazil
Tim HarfordBrazil and Hungary
Don TapscottFrance
Juan EnriquezFrance
Edward LucasPoland
Angus DeatonSwitzerland and Spain
Nate SilverFrance
Dani RodrikColombia
Patrick DixonIreland
July 2016
Edward LucasSweden
Cathy DavidsonCanada
Patrick DixonBelgium
September 2016
Robert J. GordonHong Kong
Paul KrugmanAustria
Daniela RusHong Kong