John Naisbitt

A Quote by John Naisbitt on globalization, decentralization, economic domains, gross domain products, gdp, education, and economy

The economic borderlines of our world will not be drawn between countries, but around Economic Domains. Along the twin paths of globalization and decentralization, the economic pieces of the future are being assembled in a new way. Not what is produced by a country or in a country will be of importance, but the production within global Economic Domains, measured as Gross Domain Products. The global market demands a global sharing of talent. The consequence is Mass Customization of Talent and education as the number one economic priority for all countries

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 157

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, capitalism, and economy

...countries don't create economies. It is entrepreneurs and companies that create and revitalize economies. The role of the governments should be to create a nourishing environment for entrepreneurs and companies to flourish, not to get in the way of economic development.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 159

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on globalization and economy

Globalization is a bottom-up phenomenon with all actions initiated by milions of individuals, the sum total of which is "globalization." No one is in charge, and no one can anticipate what the sum of all the individual initiatives will be before the result manifest. A global economy can only be the result of "spontaneous order."

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 164

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on america, china, immigration, globalization, and decentralization

As often as I listen to the worries about China eating the jobs of the West, I hear the concern about the influence of the American way of life in the East. The question is: "Does globalization mean Americanization?" My short answer is no. In measuring globalization, we can count telephone calls, currency flows, trade sums, and so on, but the spread of culture and ideas cannot be so easily measured. Embedded in the present is the unrecognized paradox that culturally, America itself is changing more dramatically than America is changing the world. It is the world that is changing the world. Immigration is reshaping America more profoundly than America's influence around the world.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 179

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on change, evolution, revolution, biotechnology, nanotechnology, time, and expectations

EXPECTATIONS ALWAYS TRAVEL AT HIGHER SPEEDS

A brief look into history reminds us of the time lines of the past. My lifelong experience has been that things we expect to happen always happen more slowly. With inventions, we continually underestimate the time span required from idea to their full realization. The new fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology will be evolving for all the years left in the twenty-first century.

It is the surprises that overwhelm us, such as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As with the human species and other manifestations of nature, almost all change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Things just take time--almost always more time than we expect.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 76

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on climate change, global warming, environment, and sustainability

THE DILEMMA OF THE NONEXPERT

Who and what are we to believe? Where to begin? Read a significant number of the 963 books on global warming listed on Amazon.com, and, to keep in the balance, read from the 1,054 books (July 2006) on global cooling and the coming ice age?

Amid all the conflicting claims and advice, it is sometimes difficult to know whom to believe about the environment, I cannot stop my life the next 2 to 10 years to become an expert on the environment or sustainability. Nor can any of us. I can only use my experience and best judgment.

The debate is exacerbated by the superior tone of those who are so sure about global warming. Global warming has become a religion, and those who don't buy into its gloom and doom scenarios are infidels who must be banished from any public forum.

I believe the environment must be protected and that regulations is often necessary. No matter who is right about the environment and sustainability, I support attending to the environment because the remedies are so attractive. I want a clean air and clean water for everybody. I vote for nature. But exaggerating problems without any real idea of the score of the game distorts society's priorities and makes it hard for citizens and leaders to make the best decisions.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 27-28

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on immigration

Several years ago when lecturing in Tokyo, I was talking about how immigration was constantly replenishing America's talent pool and later noted that it wasn't by chance that the United States had more than 300 Nobel Prize winners and Japan only had four. A guy in the second row said, "Yeah, but most of those Nobel winners moved to the U.S. from other countries." "Thanks," I answered, "for making my point."

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 25

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on information

It is in the nature of human beings to bend information in the direction of desired conclusions.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 31

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on right and perspectives

HAVING TO BE RIGHT SHACKLES YOUR MIND.

People are culturally conditioned to have to be right. The parents are right, the teacher is right, the boss is right. Who is right overrules what is right. Couples have huge quarrels about considerations that are forgotten as the struggle for who is right rages on.

Political parties have institutionalized having to be right. How often has a political party welcomed the position of the other side? Imagine if all the energy that goes into trying to prove the other side wrong were channeled into actually thinking about what was best for whatever the dispute is about. Worse, having to be right becomes a barrier to learning and understanding. It keeps you away from growing, for there is no growth without changing, correcting, and questioning yourself.

If you have to be right, you put yourself in a hedged lane, but once you experience the power of not having to be right, you will feel like you are walking across open fields, the perspective wide and your feet free to take any turn.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 39

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on future, learning, life, rest, skill, and world

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

John Naisbitt

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