Future of the European Union - Enlarged or Broken?

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What will historians will write about Europe in 2100. Did integration prevent a Third World War - as was the hope of the founders of the European Union? How stable was the Union after expansion to include Eastern bloc nations? What resulted from the global ecnomic crisis in 2009 and threat to the Euro in 2012? What was the outcome of major showdowns between The Federal States of Europe and America through 2020-2030? How did the Union cope with influx of foreign nationals? What happened to national parliaments, laws, and cultures? Major challenges to the future of Europe lie ahead. If the great experiment succeeds, it will create an economic, political and military force to pose real challenges to the United States. Need a world-class keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or emailRead FREE SAMPLE of The Future of Almost Everything - his latest book.

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Wake up to stronger tribes and longer life

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Power of Tribes - Clash of Cultures - Consumer Groups

Your company may have a reputation for brilliant leadership, outstanding innovation, clever branding and effective change management, but the business could fail if the world changes and you are unprepared.

Read on to watch the full video and to read the full FT article by Patrick Dixon - on managing uncertainty, agile leadership, the power of tribes (social groups of all kinds) and the opportunities from longer life expectancy.

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Surviving through global economic crisis

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Media interview October 2008. Expect further shocks to the global economy. Companies which insured other companies will soon be hit by claims of at least $360bn. And hedge funds are under huge pressures. If an investor demands return of – say - $10m, a fund might have to sell $70m of shares to give the $10m back. Expect hundreds of millions of dollars of stock sales by hedge funds.The world is changing faster than you can call a board meeting or develop new strategy so think ahead. You need more than one business plan: one step ahead of major events. Be ready to take very fast decisions, with flexible, dynamic teams able to change quickly.

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Future of Europe - strains and stresses, economy, eurozone

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I wrote this back in June 2006 – about the future of Europe.  Judge for yourself against the realities of Europe’s challenges as they are today:

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Globalisation: Mergers and Demergers Chaos

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Examples from global banks, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing. How market analysts push for mergers, acquisitions, demergers and company breakup.

Profits for lawyers and banks but most mergers destroy shareholder value. Rationale for global corporations and economies of scale.

Talent often leaves corporations soon after a merger is announced, taking intellectual capital, customer knowledge and relationships. Mergers of two corporations and two cultures can look ...

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Future of the Euro crisis in Greece, Ireland. Italy, Spain, Portugal. Eurozone impact.

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Euro crisis in Greece. Monetary union constraints in high inflation or deflation. Role of European Central Bank in balancing needs of high growth and low growth economies. Contrasts between Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and countries which more recently joined. Loss of sovereignty to Brussels. Political issues in controlling budget deficits or imposing budget cuts on an unwilling nation. Political unrest and threat of strikes or instability. Challenges for the future. Comment by Futurist conference keynote speaker and author Patrick Dixon at London ...

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The Future of Business - Videos

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Watch hundreds of videos on the future of business - over 6 million video views.

News that is going to change our business world.

Large number of Futurist conference keynote presentations by Dr. Patrick Dixon. Click for more.

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Take Hold of Your Future - be Futurewise - strategies for growth

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Video of Futurewise keynote for Google (travel industry).We need to be Futurewise.

That means planning to change tomorrow, future-thinking at every level, taking a broad view to out-plot the opposition and grow your business.

Being Futurewise is about more than mere predictions, it’s about shaping the future, making history, having contingencies, having clear strategies, staying one step ahead....

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The Future of Almost Everything - 6 Faces of the FUTURE CUBE. Futurist methodology - global trends video

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Discover The Future of Almost Everything: six faces of global change and their impact on your business, personal life, family and wider world. Futurist speaker Patrick Dixon explains the cube and the messages contained in his book The Future of Almost Everything - how the 6 faces of the future work together to form key trends. Impact on your business, community, personal life, family and wider world. Global economy, industry trends, future of customers and future of marketing. Megatrends...

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Economic Growth in hard times - Video - Archive 2002

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Economic Growth: What's next in the business cycle? Radical change and impact of new values. What happens after you press the global RESET button? Sept 11 2001 was like pressing the computer RESET button. As if someone turned off the whole economy for a microsecond, followed by a flash and a pause. Yet now the reloading is complete, it's becoming clear the whole system is working in a different way, with early indications of the greatest shift in values we have seen for over 50 years. (Comments written November 2001)

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Deflation and Inflation – Winners and Losers - future of banking

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I have in my pocket a $10 trillion dollar bill – printed in Zimbabwe a few weeks ago, but when I was there, not enough to buy half a loaf of bread. Country hit by inflation running of 1 billion % a year. Zimbabwe experience puts global economic crisis into context. At a time of global fears about inflation (2007-8) and deflation (2009) it is good to look at the wider picture, why life will continue relatively unchanged for most people, why we are likely to see inflation become a major problem again, and why we are likely to see political instability in some nations, and even fall of governments.

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Trends and Countertrends - Futurist Tools to help predict future

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To every trend there is a countertrend, which is why media pundits are able at once to describe, for example, trends to greater liberalism and greater conservatism. Both are true - of different tribes in the same society. So gay rights movements continue to make advances at the same time as America is becoming gripped by cultural con¬servatism, with ideas such as marriage, religion and civil society seen as the answer for the future....

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Credit Crunch, Economic Crisis and Possible Recession

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Managing Uncertainty - Leadership Strategies.  Client event for HR directors and Finance directors of large multinationals (for Hewitt).  How to survive the credit crunch.  making sense of confusing radar signals. Focus on what matters.  Managing risk. Seizing opportunity with agile leadership, scenario planning, dynamic strategy and bold cost cutting - reshaping for future growth.  Longer term outlook for global economy. Credit crunch rescue package explained.  How to motivate teams through the crisis - engagement with passion and purpose.  Keys to keeping teams together and strong during rapid mergers and acquisitions.  See also videos on credit crunch impact for business and leadership strategy and videos on banking  trends.  Also videos on risk  management and leadership  videos.

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Growing Reaction Against Globalisation

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Reactions against globalisation will threaten international trade and economic growt. Expect calls to grow for trade barriers in some nations, with retaliation by others. Despite these things, expect huge growth in volume and value of imported or exported goods and services, especially between emerging economies such as India or China.

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Sustainable growth - happynomics - key trends

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Inside the mind of a post-millennialist...  Can we survive another hundred years of increasingly rapid change? What about another thousand years? Could this be the last millennium?  Economic growth is at the centre of every government strategy, yet in the third millennium expect that economic growth as a goal will be increasingly questioned. Growth means more things, greater wealth, but does it mean greater happiness?

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Future Inflation or deflation? Economic Outlook Europe / US

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April 2010 Economic outlook - inflation or deflation. Inflationary pressures on many national economies following fiscal stimulus and growth of consumer demand. Government action to prevent deflation makes inflation more likely in short to medium term. Why deflationary forces so feared by governments and corporations. Future interest rates and GDP growth impact on manufacturing, industry. Business cycles and where they are likely to go next. Preparing for a boom followed by a downturn. How to make money out of business cycles. Economic forecasts and projections ...

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