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Corporate adviser Jack W. Plunkett compiles and publishes almanacs, such as the Engineering & Research Almanac and the Telecommunications Almanac. His long career of generating such overviews uniquely qualifies him as a specialist on the big picture. He mines his vast knowledge of how the world works now to suggest how it might work in 2025. Plunkett describes current conditions in research, education, nanotechnology, communications and demographics, and links them to underscore his belief that sustained economic growth awaits just over the horizon. However strong his argument, his grasp of the present sometimes dominates his idea of the future, and he may rely on factoids when a more unified narrative would be extra convincing. An optimist, Plunkett sees opportunity everywhere. Some might regard this as willful blindness, others as a precise guide to the next new thing. getAbstract recommends this far-reaching panorama to anyone deciding where to invest and wondering about the shape of things to come.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the world and its markets will change by the year 2025,
  • How to invest in and profit from these changes, and
  • Which global trends will shape future markets.

About the Author

Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research Ltd., is the author of more than 30 books. He is an adviser to top corporations, consulting firms, universities and government agencies.



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    Arun Thiyagarajan 6 years ago
    not very nostadamic ...a generic projection ..could be more detailed and factual..
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    David Bullock 7 years ago
    In a sea of books that look at doom and gloom as the only logical conclusion of our current day crisis, it is refreshing to read something that is optimistic, yet convincing. The abstract talks about growth opportunities in general trends. I'm guessing I would have to get the book to obtain more specific investing ideas. I would recommend this abstract.

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