About the Book

The Signals Are Talking

The Signals Are Talking

Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream
1st Edition
December 2016
Not Yet Published
Hardcover · 256 Pages
$26.99 U.S. · $34.99 CAN · £17.99 U.K. · €20.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781610396660
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Description

How did we miss that? is perhaps the scariest question for a business leader to face: it's the one that they have to ask themselves when one day they wake up to discover that a competitor or startup has just released something new that changes their world forever. If you're asking this question, it's probably too late: you didn't see this important new development coming, or didn't understand it well enough to take it seriously, and now you must play the most dreaded game of all — catch-up. In The Signals are Talking: Why Today's Fringe is Tomorrow's Mainstream, Amy Webb shows you how to avoid having to ask that frightening question. Successful business leaders seem to have a sixth sense about what's next; an uncanny ability to predict the next big trend or market development. But it's not magic. Webb teaches you how to spot today the signs of tomorrow's trends; specifically, the trends affecting your world — your market, your products, and your competitors. She demonstrates how the future doesn't arrive fully formed, but rather emerges step-by-step, appearing first around the fringes of society. But that future is easy to miss unless you know where and how to look. Books about the near-future, not to mention countless blogs, postings, seminars, and conferences, simply tell you what the author thinks is coming, leaving you to pick the prognostication you prefer. Amy Webb shows you where and how to look in the present for harbingers of the future. Her book is an invaluable resource for leaders of all kinds.