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Futurists and Authors, China’s Megatrends, The 8 Pillars of a New Society

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John Naisbitt

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and after his studies in Utah, Harvard and Cornell, John Naisbitt worked as an executive for IBM and Kodak. In 1963, he went to Washington where he became the assistant secretary of Education to President Kennedy, and special assistant to President Johnson. Since the global success of Megatrends and the 12 books that followed, he has traveled around the globe several times a year and has spoken to almost all the major corporations of the world. He is the recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology and science.

Naisbitts current focus is on China, which he has been studying and visiting for more than 40 years, first in 1967. A former professor at Nanjing University, he is currently professor at both Nankai University, Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. He and his wife divide their time living in Vienna, Austria and in Tianjin, China, where in 2007 they established the Naisbitt China Institute at Tianjin University. Two years later, in 2009, Naisbitt co-authored Chinas Megatrends - The 8 Pillars of a New Society with Doris Naisbitt. The book is has been published in more than 15 countries and is a bestseller in many of them.

Studied at Harvard, Cornell and Utah Universities

Former executive with IBM and Eastman Kodak

Assistant Secretary of Education to President Kennedy

Special Assistant to President Johnson

Former visiting fellow at Harvard University, visiting professor at Moscow State University, and 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

Recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology and science

Visiting Professor at Nankai University

Visiting Professor of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

Visiting Professor of Yunnan Normal University

Chairman of Naisbitt China Institute Tianjin

Doris Naisbitt

Doris Naisbitt, an observer of global social, economic and political trends, is the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, China and co-author of the bestseller Megatrends China: Eight Pillars of a New Society, co-author of The China Model and author of Mai-Lin My China (published by CITIC in October 2010) She holds 5 honorary professorships in China, among them prestigious Nankai and Yunnan University..

Naisbitt has a distinguished career in publishing, serving as head of the Austrian publishing houses, Signum Verlag and Austria Press. During her tenure she upgraded the company by acquiring internationally known authors and establishing Signum as a player in the broader German Language market, including Germany and Switzerland.

Among Naisbitts first new authors was John Naisbitt, whose book, Megatrends Asia, published 1995, became a bestseller in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, under the Signum imprint. From 2002 to 2006, she worked in close collaboration with John Naisbitts public lecturing in editing and translating his books and other works for the German publishing houses of Hanser, Bertelsmann and Frankfurter Allgemeine Buchverlag.

Other international authors Naisbitt has brought to the German language market include Peter Senge, the author of the world-acclaimed Fifth Discipline and Don Tapscott, author of the ground breaking new book, Wikinomics. Naisbitt entered the publishing world at the age of 39, after working in the production of television documentaries for Walter Davy, an award-winning director.

Naisbitt studied fashion and theatre in Vienna at the acclaimed Academy of Performing Arts under the tutelage of Susi Nicoletti and Pula Wessely, two of Austrias most famous actresses. She and John Naisbitt live in Vienna, Austria and Tianjin, China.

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China's Megatrends Publisher: HarperBusiness

China's Megatrends Publisher: HarperBusiness

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  • Western Democracy in Crisis and a New Governing Model on the Rise

    For the Western world, Western democracy is the worlds best and only acceptable way of governing. Thus the West sees the future and sustainability of China in adopting Western value and Western democracy. But what is the scenario from a Chinese point of view? Is China a capitalist country with a communist coat or a communist country with capitalist coat? Is it is slowly peeling off one communist layer after the other in preparation for slipping into the capitalist coat held by the West? No, this will not happen. After 30 years of selectively embracing knowledge from the world and re-interpreting Chinese ancient wisdom and experience, China is walking its own political path, creating a whole new political, social/economic model. This model allows strategic planning as well as flexibility in changing conditions. It combines the advantages of continuity in leadership with bottom-up participation. Can the Chinese model successfully increase wealth and sustain political stability of a fifth of the worlds population? Is it possible that capitalism and big government fit together in ways that are hard for the West to envision? Will the Chinese become a tempting counter-model for countries in the third world
    • one that could over time constitute a real challenge for the Western democratic way of governing? With Western democracies in crisis, what can the West learn from the Chinese model?

  • What is "The China Strategy" and How Can You Use It to Succeed?

    Chinas rise is evident in almost every field. Since 1990 its economy has moved from # 137 in the world to # 3 in the world. 450 of the Fortune 500 companies are investing in and have a presence in China, Chinas foreign-exchange reserves have risen to 2 trillion; 2/3 of the economy is now in the private sector. Strategically efficient in its political strategies and economic vigor, when will it become a challenger to Americas leading political position and economic competitiveness? What is the secret behind building world-class infrastructure, majestic cities, state-of-the-art airports and establishing globally competitive enterprises in record time? What can we learn from Chinas strategy? How will Chinas determination to become the innovation country of the world impact on Americas corporate world? While China will take two or three decades to catch up with the Unites States, if it ever does, no viable decision can be made without taking Chinas economic and political rise into account.

  • The Chinese Way of Leadership

    Even Chinas harshest critics are beginning to admit the remarkable qualities of Chinas leadership in the fast evolution from a dirt poor country to a major global player in only 30 years? What enabled China to turn a demoralized, patronized and poorly educated workforce in a country of a billion people to become proactive and competitive? China has reinvented itself as if it were a huge enterprise. It has developed leadership principles which are focusing on a change in thinking rather than detailed directives. The enterprise developed a culture which fit the demands of the enterprise and pointedthe workforce in the direction of modernity and wealth. Economically and politically Chinas leadership and its people have quickly moved from imitation to innovation. The Chinese leadership model is context-oriented. It focuses more on the environment in which decisions are made than on having specific answers. Western seminars and trainings which for decades have been based exclusively on Western theories and practices could gain from exposure to the fresh and successful Chinese leadership model using the following subjects: Emancipating minds for innovation and growth Balancing top-down leadership with bottom-up initiatives Establishing strategies and delegating implementation Managing uncertainty through contextual leadership Leveraging diversity to manage complexity Developing global mindsets Balancing personal and global paradoxes Becoming a values-driven leader

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John and Doris Naisbitt Biography

John Naisbitt

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and after his studies in Utah, Harvard and Cornell, John Naisbitt worked as an executive for IBM and Kodak. In 1963, he went to Washington where he became the assistant secretary of Education to President Kennedy, and special assistant to President Johnson. Since the global success of Megatrends and the 12 books that followed, he has traveled around the globe several times a year and has spoken to almost all the major corporations of the world. He is the recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology and science.

Naisbitts current focus is on China, which he has been studying and visiting for more than 40 years, first in 1967. A former professor at Nanjing University, he is currently professor at both Nankai University, Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. He and his wife divide their time living in Vienna, Austria and in Tianjin, China, where in 2007 they established the Naisbitt China Institute at Tianjin University. Two years later, in 2009, Naisbitt co-authored Chinas Megatrends - The 8 Pillars of a New Society with Doris Naisbitt. The book is has been published in more than 15 countries and is a bestseller in many of them.

Studied at Harvard, Cornell and Utah Universities

Former executive with IBM and Eastman Kodak

Assistant Secretary of Education to President Kennedy

Special Assistant to President Johnson

Former visiting fellow at Harvard University, visiting professor at Moscow State University, and 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

Recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology and science

Visiting Professor at Nankai University

Visiting Professor of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

Visiting Professor of Yunnan Normal University

Chairman of Naisbitt China Institute Tianjin

Doris Naisbitt

Doris Naisbitt, an observer of global social, economic and political trends, is the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, China and co-author of the bestseller Megatrends China: Eight Pillars of a New Society, co-author of The China Model and author of Mai-Lin My China (published by CITIC in October 2010) She holds 5 honorary professorships in China, among them prestigious Nankai and Yunnan University..

Naisbitt has a distinguished career in publishing, serving as head of the Austrian publishing houses, Signum Verlag and Austria Press. During her tenure she upgraded the company by acquiring internationally known authors and establishing Signum as a player in the broader German Language market, including Germany and Switzerland.

Among Naisbitts first new authors was John Naisbitt, whose book, Megatrends Asia, published 1995, became a bestseller in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, under the Signum imprint. From 2002 to 2006, she worked in close collaboration with John Naisbitts public lecturing in editing and translating his books and other works for the German publishing houses of Hanser, Bertelsmann and Frankfurter Allgemeine Buchverlag.

Other international authors Naisbitt has brought to the German language market include Peter Senge, the author of the world-acclaimed Fifth Discipline and Don Tapscott, author of the ground breaking new book, Wikinomics. Naisbitt entered the publishing world at the age of 39, after working in the production of television documentaries for Walter Davy, an award-winning director.

Naisbitt studied fashion and theatre in Vienna at the acclaimed Academy of Performing Arts under the tutelage of Susi Nicoletti and Pula Wessely, two of Austrias most famous actresses. She and John Naisbitt live in Vienna, Austria and Tianjin, China.

John and Doris Naisbitt Videos

  • The Wall Street Journal/State Street: John and Doris Naisbitt (669 ...

John and Doris Naisbitt Books

John and Doris Naisbitt Speaking Topics

  • Western Democracy in Crisis and a New Governing Model on the Rise

    For the Western world, Western democracy is the worlds best and only acceptable way of governing. Thus the West sees the future and sustainability of China in adopting Western value and Western democracy. But what is the scenario from a Chinese point of view? Is China a capitalist country with a communist coat or a communist country with capitalist coat? Is it is slowly peeling off one communist layer after the other in preparation for slipping into the capitalist coat held by the West? No, this will not happen. After 30 years of selectively embracing knowledge from the world and re-interpreting Chinese ancient wisdom and experience, China is walking its own political path, creating a whole new political, social/economic model. This model allows strategic planning as well as flexibility in changing conditions. It combines the advantages of continuity in leadership with bottom-up participation. Can the Chinese model successfully increase wealth and sustain political stability of a fifth of the worlds population? Is it possible that capitalism and big government fit together in ways that are hard for the West to envision? Will the Chinese become a tempting counter-model for countries in the third world
    • one that could over time constitute a real challenge for the Western democratic way of governing? With Western democracies in crisis, what can the West learn from the Chinese model?

  • What is "The China Strategy" and How Can You Use It to Succeed?

    Chinas rise is evident in almost every field. Since 1990 its economy has moved from # 137 in the world to # 3 in the world. 450 of the Fortune 500 companies are investing in and have a presence in China, Chinas foreign-exchange reserves have risen to 2 trillion; 2/3 of the economy is now in the private sector. Strategically efficient in its political strategies and economic vigor, when will it become a challenger to Americas leading political position and economic competitiveness? What is the secret behind building world-class infrastructure, majestic cities, state-of-the-art airports and establishing globally competitive enterprises in record time? What can we learn from Chinas strategy? How will Chinas determination to become the innovation country of the world impact on Americas corporate world? While China will take two or three decades to catch up with the Unites States, if it ever does, no viable decision can be made without taking Chinas economic and political rise into account.

  • The Chinese Way of Leadership

    Even Chinas harshest critics are beginning to admit the remarkable qualities of Chinas leadership in the fast evolution from a dirt poor country to a major global player in only 30 years? What enabled China to turn a demoralized, patronized and poorly educated workforce in a country of a billion people to become proactive and competitive? China has reinvented itself as if it were a huge enterprise. It has developed leadership principles which are focusing on a change in thinking rather than detailed directives. The enterprise developed a culture which fit the demands of the enterprise and pointedthe workforce in the direction of modernity and wealth. Economically and politically Chinas leadership and its people have quickly moved from imitation to innovation. The Chinese leadership model is context-oriented. It focuses more on the environment in which decisions are made than on having specific answers. Western seminars and trainings which for decades have been based exclusively on Western theories and practices could gain from exposure to the fresh and successful Chinese leadership model using the following subjects: Emancipating minds for innovation and growth Balancing top-down leadership with bottom-up initiatives Establishing strategies and delegating implementation Managing uncertainty through contextual leadership Leveraging diversity to manage complexity Developing global mindsets Balancing personal and global paradoxes Becoming a values-driven leader

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  • How to book John and Doris Naisbitt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John and Doris Naisbitt for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John and Doris Naisbitt, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John and Doris Naisbitt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John and Doris Naisbitt?

    Booking fees for John and Doris Naisbitt, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John and Doris Naisbitt, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John and Doris Naisbitt?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John and Doris Naisbitt for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John and Doris Naisbitt for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John and Doris Naisbitt or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John and Doris Naisbitt or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John and Doris Naisbitt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John and Doris Naisbitt for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. John and Doris Naisbitt generally travels from Austria and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geoff Colvin, Clayton Christensen, Ram Charan, Inder Sidhu and Geoffrey Moore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John and Doris Naisbitt for an upcoming event.

John and Doris Naisbitt Speaker Videos

  • The Wall Street Journal/State Street: John and Doris Naisbitt (669 ...

John and Doris Naisbitt Speaking Topics

  • Western Democracy in Crisis and a New Governing Model on the Rise

    For the Western world, Western democracy is the worlds best and only acceptable way of governing. Thus the West sees the future and sustainability of China in adopting Western value and Western democracy. But what is the scenario from a Chinese point of view? Is China a capitalist country with a communist coat or a communist country with capitalist coat? Is it is slowly peeling off one communist layer after the other in preparation for slipping into the capitalist coat held by the West? No, this will not happen. After 30 years of selectively embracing knowledge from the world and re-interpreting Chinese ancient wisdom and experience, China is walking its own political path, creating a whole new political, social/economic model. This model allows strategic planning as well as flexibility in changing conditions. It combines the advantages of continuity in leadership with bottom-up participation. Can the Chinese model successfully increase wealth and sustain political stability of a fifth of the worlds population? Is it possible that capitalism and big government fit together in ways that are hard for the West to envision? Will the Chinese become a tempting counter-model for countries in the third world
    • one that could over time constitute a real challenge for the Western democratic way of governing? With Western democracies in crisis, what can the West learn from the Chinese model?

  • What is "The China Strategy" and How Can You Use It to Succeed?

    Chinas rise is evident in almost every field. Since 1990 its economy has moved from # 137 in the world to # 3 in the world. 450 of the Fortune 500 companies are investing in and have a presence in China, Chinas foreign-exchange reserves have risen to 2 trillion; 2/3 of the economy is now in the private sector. Strategically efficient in its political strategies and economic vigor, when will it become a challenger to Americas leading political position and economic competitiveness? What is the secret behind building world-class infrastructure, majestic cities, state-of-the-art airports and establishing globally competitive enterprises in record time? What can we learn from Chinas strategy? How will Chinas determination to become the innovation country of the world impact on Americas corporate world? While China will take two or three decades to catch up with the Unites States, if it ever does, no viable decision can be made without taking Chinas economic and political rise into account.

  • The Chinese Way of Leadership

    Even Chinas harshest critics are beginning to admit the remarkable qualities of Chinas leadership in the fast evolution from a dirt poor country to a major global player in only 30 years? What enabled China to turn a demoralized, patronized and poorly educated workforce in a country of a billion people to become proactive and competitive? China has reinvented itself as if it were a huge enterprise. It has developed leadership principles which are focusing on a change in thinking rather than detailed directives. The enterprise developed a culture which fit the demands of the enterprise and pointedthe workforce in the direction of modernity and wealth. Economically and politically Chinas leadership and its people have quickly moved from imitation to innovation. The Chinese leadership model is context-oriented. It focuses more on the environment in which decisions are made than on having specific answers. Western seminars and trainings which for decades have been based exclusively on Western theories and practices could gain from exposure to the fresh and successful Chinese leadership model using the following subjects: Emancipating minds for innovation and growth Balancing top-down leadership with bottom-up initiatives Establishing strategies and delegating implementation Managing uncertainty through contextual leadership Leveraging diversity to manage complexity Developing global mindsets Balancing personal and global paradoxes Becoming a values-driven leader

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