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John Naisbitt

- Panelist Blurb

John Naisbitt is perhaps the world's most profound futurist. A much sought-after speaker and adviser to many of the world's leading corporations and heads of state, Naisbitt has authored several books including Megatrends, which was on The New York Times best seller list for more than two years. To date, more than eight million copies have been sold worldwide, reaching best seller status in 18 countries.

Most recently, Naisbitt released Global Paradox: The Bigger the World Economy, the More Powerful its Smallest Players, which details his predictions of world trends and the impact those trends will have on business around the globe.

With 30 years of experience, Naisbitt has been an executive with IBM and Eastman Kodak, as well as a successful entrepreneur. In 1988 he was awarded the Medal of Italy by the Italian government in recognition of his interpretation of trends in the world economy. Naisbitt holds 11 honorary doctorates in the humanities and sciences, has been a visiting Fellow at Harvard University and was a visiting professor at Moscow State University.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "Business Leaders—Looking into the 21st Century" on April 7, 1994.