John Naisbitt - keynote speaker - Global Speakers Bureau

John Naisbitt keynote speaker

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John Naisbitt (born January 15, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies.

In his early career John Naisbitt has been an executive at Kodak and IBM. Age 34 John Naisbitt was appointed to be assistant secretary of education to President John Kennedy. After the president’s assassination he was special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson. Urged by the social and racial turbulences in America’s cities John Naisbitt began analysis social economic and political developments in the US, which led to publishing Megatrends in 1982. He left Washington in 1966 and joined Science Research Associates. In 1968 he founded his own company, the Urban Research Corporation. Naisbitt founded the Naisbitt China Institute, a non-profit, independent research institution studying the social, cultural and economic transformation of China located at Tianjin University.

His book Megatrends expressed early enthusiasm for radical centrist politics. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, mostly as No. 1. Megatrends was published in 57 countries and sold more than 14 million copies.

In 2009, Naisbitt published China’s Megatrends, a book analyzing China’s rise.

John is an adviser on Agricultural development to the royal government of Thailand, former visiting fellow at Harvard University, visiting professor at Moscow State University, faculty member at the Nanjing University in China, distinguished International Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia – the first non-Asian to hold this appointment, professor at Nankai University, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, member of the advisory Board of the Asia Business School, Tianjin.

John Naisbitt holds 21 honorary doctor degrees from and professorships of American, Chinese and Russian Universities and of South Korea’s Pukyong National University.

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