The Future Normal: How We Will Live, Work and Thrive in the Next Decade


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About the Author

Rohit Bhargava has dedicated his career to bringing
more humanity back to business. He is the best selling author of six books on
marketing, innovation and leadership and has been invited to speak at more than
500 events in 32 countries. Rohit is the founder of the Non-Obvious company,
frequently advises some of the world's largest brands and has been featured in
Fast Company, GQ and the New York Times. He lives in Washington DC with his
wife and two boys, loves the Olympics and believes in listening before

Henry Coutinho-Mason runs TrendWatching's global
activities on a daily basis and is a sought-after keynote speaker. In the past
three years, he has given over 50 keynote presentations in more than 25
countries across six continents. He is regularly quoted as a trend expert,
including in the Financial Times, The New York Times, Fast Company and The
Economist; as well as appearing on television networks such as CNBC, the BBC
and Al Jazeera. In a past life, he was a qualified accountant and is
responsible for introducing "flawsome" into the business lexicon.


"At the beginning of each chapter, The Future Normal
asks the most powerful question there is: what if? But more than just posing
those two words and letting them hang, Rohit Bhargava and his coauthor Henry
Coutinho-Mason, take us on a tour of the state of potential and possibility,
nudging us to our own inquiry, understanding, and, ultimately, coherent action
at a time when nothing is more crucial to us and the future of our society."

Omelianuk, editor-in-chief, Inc. Magazine
"In The Future Normal, Bhargava and Coutinho-Mason
expertly dig deep into our social behaviors and needs to understand which ideas
and trends will take off and become 'normal' in the future. A fun and
insightful read." -- Francesca Gino, author of Rebel Talent and Professor
at Harvard Business School
"A non-bullshit, compelling and idea-packed navigation
tool for anyone who feels overwhelmed by our world's exponential pace of
change. The Future Normal cuts through the noise to define the decade's
breakthrough technological and cultural trends."-- David Rowan, founding editor-in-chief, WIRED UK,
author of Non-Bullshit Innovation
The Future Normal will simultaneously open your eyes
and expand your mind. It will help you see the future first -- while awakening
you to the possibilities that future holds. This essential book will inspire
you to push beyond asking "What's next? and begin asking, "What if?"-- Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of
Drive, When, and The Power of Regret
"Thought provoking and clear-sighted, The Future Normal
will help any leader prepare for the decade to come."-- Beth Comstock, author of Imagine It Forward and
Former Vice Chair, GE
"While we can't predict the future, Henry and Rohit look at
the signals that do contain it. Essential reading for any one wondering about
what's next."-- Ben Page, CEO, IPSOS"History is paved with thousands of wildly inaccurate
predictions about what happens next. Against this backdrop, The Future Normal
pieces together fascinating insights from the world's most forward-thinking
individuals and companies to give readers a well-reasoned, well-researched
roadmap of the trends that are most likely to define tomorrow."-- Hugh Forrest, SXSW Co-President and Chief Programming
"It's easy to be daunted by the possible strangeness of our
future. But fear not - with The Future Normal as your fascinating guidebook,
asking the questions you didn't even know you had, you will see fresh new
perspectives as to the exciting dawns we all aspire to."-- Sian Sutherland, Founder, A Plastic Planet"An important book which brims with optimism, imagination
and practical ideas"-- Julia Hobsbawm, author of The Nowhere Office"The Future Normal is a collection of thought-provoking
concepts and scenarios packaged in a digestible framework. Rohit and Henry have
created a new blueprint and discussion guide here for companies and leaders
across all industries to use for future business and strategy planning."-- Anneliese Olson, Former Senior Vice President, Hewlett
"The focus in this book on what life will be like everyday -
the normal as opposed to the extreme outlier experiences of a few - is really
smart, and more importantly, really useful for thinking about now and next."-- Mark Curtis, Head of Innovation, Accenture Song"From air protein to job sharing to 15-minute cities,
The Future Normal is a greatest-hits discovery tour of the most exciting ideas
that will make up our everyday lives in the near future. Henry and Rohit
narrate one innovation after another, all of which are a testament to the sheer
power of human ingenuity in a tone that is both comforting and accessible, like
your best mate telling you about the incredible future that awaits us all
whilst you share (low-alcohol, gluten-free) beers at the pub."-- Sonalie Figueiras, Founder, Green Queen"The ultimate orientation! Open this book and you see the
trends that will shape your future."-- Nils Müller, CEO & Founder TRENDONE"In a time of humanity-defining change, The Future
shows where to focus our efforts. A clear guide as to which of today's
bets not only could but need to become the most ordinary and thus important
elements of life. It is those, after all, that define the true future."-- Rachel Arthur, Founder FashMash and Advocacy Lead for
Sustainable Fashion, UN Environment Program
doesn't want to have a crystal ball to see the future? Bhargava and
Coutinho-Mason argue that we don't have to. We simply must look around us today
to spot tomorrow's opportunities. In The Future Normal, they show
us how and present some of the most compelling trends that will impact our
future--and likely your business. Immensely helpful and insightful."

Lindstrom, author of Buyology and The Ministry of Common Sense