What will be the shape of global business in five years’ time? 2020 Vision delivers cutting-edge insights from twenty industry leaders, sharing their current strategies and future plans to cope with the challenges presented in the twenty-first century. In 2020 Vision leading chairmen and senior executives of major multinationals set out their vision of what their markets, companies and strategy will look like in 2020, and how they will prepare for and adapt to long-term change in the face of new technology, globalisation, intense competition, decreasing security and maturing markets. The contributors are all prominent figures in their industries. Between them they represent a diverse cross-section of the business world, in terms of geography, gender and industry, from sectors including advertising, education, healthcare, law, technology and retail. Here are insights from those operating at the top of their game, whose decisions affect not just global business, but all of our lives. They might not all agree about where we are going, but their combined perspectives afford a depth of analysis that makes this essential reading for both present and future leaders.
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Formerly an award-winning journalist at the Financial Times, Tim Burt is now managing partner at StockWell Communications, where he provides strategic counsel to some of the world’s largest companies. He is a former partner at Brunswick, one of the world’s largest PR agencies. He lives in London.Review:
"Tim Burt's book brings an array of business leaders all at the cutting edge of globalisation and economic change. All are perceptive and unshackled by convention: their thinking is transferable to business everywhere. Tim's journalistic background supplements his experience helping companies articulate strategy. This is a book that gets under the surface of businesses that are shaping the new global economy." —Simon Walker, Director General of Institute of Directors
“I'm impressed both by the list Burt has compiled, and the quality of the writing throughout, which is clear, concise, and keeps the author's own opinions and personality firmly out of frame until the conclusion.” —Tom Otley, Time Out Business Traveller
"A useful guide to the challenges facing a score of industries today . . . Burt’s access is impressive and the high-calibre and diverse interviewees are drawn from a range of industries, including media, mining, telecoms and automotive." —Financial Times
“Will our hi-tech world throw us into high gear and higher productivity over the coming years? Twenty business leaders place their bets with Tim Burt in this tantalising exercise in economic clairvoyance.” —Sir Howard Stringer, former Chairman and Chief Executive, Sony Corp
“Burt, a crack journalist and now a consultant, certainly knows how business runs and how to tell its stories. Even if you don't like business books, you'll find these stories engrossing.” —Marjorie Scardino, former Chief Executive, Pearson; nonexecutive board member, Twitter and International Airlines Group
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