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John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt

Profession: Author
Nationality: American


Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. John Naisbitt

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We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race.

In the Marines, I was stunned, absolutely stunned, at everything around me, at what the world looked like.

The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver.

In their search for quality, people seem to be looking for permanency in a time of change.

We created the hierarchical, pyramidal, managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally.

I was totally surprised by the spread of the legalization of same-sex marriage. In just my lifetime we have gone from a taboo to even talk about homosexuality, to the sanction by governments of homosexual marriage. Few such large social considerations have ever before been turned over in such a short time.

Whenever a new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response – that is, high touch – or the technology is rejected… We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human nature.

In the network model, rewards come by empowering others, not by climbing over them. If you work in a hierarchy, you may not want to climb to its top.

The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.

Value is what people are willing to pay for it.

One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.

In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits.