Non-Obvious 2018 Edition

Non-Obvious 2018 Edition : How To Predict Trends And Win The Future

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Wall Street Journal Best Seller (2015 Edition)

Gold Medal: Non-Fiction Book Awards (2018 Edition)

Winner: IPPY Book Awards Silver Medal (2018 Edition)

Winner: Axiom Business Theory Silver Medal (2017 Edition)

Official Selection: Gary's Book Club at CES (2017 Edition)


What secrets can a 400-year-old Turkish cymbal maker and an Icelandic hot tub etiquette video teach you about the power of storytelling?

How do Michelin-ranked food stalls in Singapore and the decline of Swiss watches force all luxury brands to rethink their business models?

What insights can the world's quietest place and a clothing dye produced by former tobacco farmers reveal about serving enlightened consumers?

The answers to these questions may not be all that obvious. And that's exactly the point. For the past eight years, innovation expert Rohit Bhargava and his team have predicted 15 "Non-Obvious" trends each year. In this book, get a sneak peek at the proven methods exclusively taught to thousands of executives at leading brands, organizations and governments to develop unexpected solutions to critical problems. The power of non-obvious thinking can help you see what others miss, grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world.

In this all-new eighth edition, discover what more than a million readers already have: how to use the power of non-obvious thinking to grow your business and make a bigger impact in the world.

In total, the Non-Obvious 2018 Edition features 15 all-new trends across 5 categories including Culture & Consumer Behavior, Marketing & Social Media, Media & Education, Technology & Design plus Economics & Entrepreneurship. The book also features a detailed section with a review and rating for more than 100 previously predicted trends - with longevity ratings for each.

As with the original version, this new edition of Non-Obvious also delves into the curation process the author has used for years to build his Trend Reports and takes readers behind the scenes of trend curation (much to the delight of past readers who have been asking about this for years), and show them the methodology they can use to predict the future for themselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2018 ed.
  • 1940858429
  • 9781940858425
  • 558,303

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"Sharp, articulate, and immediately useful."
DANIEL H PINK, Author of Drive

"One of those rare books that delivers ... a great read!"
CHARLES DUHIGG, Author of Power of Habit

"If you believe in a lifetime of learning, read this book!"
JONATHAN BECHER - Former Chief Marketing Officer, SAP

"Insightful, thought provoking and illuminating!"
SHIV SINGH, SVP Global Head of Digital Transformation, VISA

"Trends that will shape your business and decision making."
SALLY HOGSHEAD, NY Times Bestselling Author

"It gets better every year!"
RYAN HOLIDAY NY Times Bestselling Author

"A powerful argument for how curation can change your organization."
SREE SREENIVASAN, Chief Digital Officer of New York City

"A goldmine of ideas and trends!"
GUY KAWASAKI, Bestselling author and Chief Evangelist of Canva

"Well written ... a joy to read!"
ANN HANDLEY, Author of Everybody Writes and Founder of MarketingProfs

"Elegant, powerful and intensely engaging!"
HOPE FRANK, Chief Marketing Officer, Kiosked
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About Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, founder of the Non-Obvious Company, and an expert in helping brands and leaders be more influential. He is the author of five bestselling books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a brand with personality, and why leaders never eat cauliflower. Rohit has advised hundreds of global brands and is a Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University. A two-time TEDx speaker, Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries and is regularly quoted in media outlets including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and NPR.
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