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Barry Minkin    

Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert; Bestselling Author

Barry Minkin, futurist, professional speaker, bestselling author and global management consultant, has been featured on "Larry King Live," "Tech-Nation," "Smart Money," "Money Talk," "Everybody's Business," "The Paula Poundstone Show" and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and United Airlines Hemisphere. The economic newsletter Critical Factors in proclaimed "Barry Minkin is very much in the running for guru of the decade."

With over 35 years as a global management consultant, including 10 years with Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), Minkin has consulted with scores of Fortune 500 and growth companies across most industry sectors, as well as government and various trade associations. Minkin's insights into the company specific factors that determine success in the real world have allowed him to accurately develop market forecasts and strategies for his clients. As his global reputation for accurate forecasting grew, he was asked to publish his forecasts in the Corporate Times in Silicon Valley. Minkin’s regular monthly column contained dozens of specific predictions.

Hundreds of his accurate published predictions can be found in his best-selling book "Future in Sight – 100 Trends, Implications & Predictions That Will Most Impact Business Into The 21st Century" provides an amazing record of hundreds of his accurate predictions. The book received critical acclaim and sold very well globally. His book "Econoquake" and "Ten Great Lies That Threaten Western Civilization" received excellent reviews. "The Great Unraveling – How to Survive and Prosper in the Coming Global Depression" provides a unique real world understanding of the global economy and provides practical advice for businesses, investors, job seekers government and individuals to survive and prosper in the tough times ahead. His latest book "America's Deepening Divide" is the must-read book for those who want to truly understand divided America and how to heal our nation.

Minkin was Professor of Advanced Marketing and Industry Strategy, Executive MBA Program, St. Mary’s College, a Lecturer in Strategic Planning, University of California at Berkeley, and Marketing Professor at Canada College. He holds an MBA degree from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York. He has received numerous awards, including the American Society for Training and Development Achievement Award, and a Presidential Citation for Innovative Employment Strategies.

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Strategic Planning

Minkin has 30 years of experience helping organizations with their strategic planning and new business development functions- Minkin helps organization learn the basics of strategic planning as well as facilitating strategic planning sessions


Minkin discusses how to prosper in the confusing economic times ahead Improve your Forecasting Tools Using a series of group and individual exercises, Minkin hones some of the skills needed to sharpen your future insights.

Executive Level Contact Training

This is seminar on how to make executive level sales calls. Sections include, preparation, opening moves, overcoming objections, initial meeting and follow u

People Productivity in the Real World

This is a how to approach to successfully managing and improving productivity in your organization based on real world success rather then ineffective theories

Idol Threats

Minkin shares his thoughts about societal beliefs that we many accept as truth but are dangerous lies that can negatively impact our future. The Left and Right wing, affirmative action, government, press, as well as the UN and the lawyers do not escape his scrutiny.

Ask the Guru

One magazine called Minkin a candidate for guru of the decade After sharing some insights gained during his three decades as a global futurist and consultant; Barry will answer your questions about the future of investments, politics, jobs, relationships, business and technology.

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How Dating and Relationships will Change in the future

A lighthearted interactive discussion of how key trends will impact our love lives in the near future.

Future Trends in Sports and Health

Minkin shares insights and expertise in the food and beverage industries, presentations to the American College of Sports Medicine and articles quoting him in the Yoga Journal and a yoga documentary film.

The Future Consumer

Minkin shares with you trends and insights provided recently to a conference of the Presidents of some of the worlds major corporations.

FEB (Forward End of the Business)

The newest techniques for making your organization strategically and structurally responsive to the fast changing and confusing times ahead.

Keep the Con in Economics

Based on Minkins very popular address to the World Future Society. Barry demystifies economics making it easy for anyone to understand as he pulls the curtain away from economic wizards like the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Future In Sight

This presentation is based on Barry H. Minkins best selling book. The Talk presents the most important global trends in Business, Demographics, Lifestyles, Technology, World Affairs and Politics

Custom Talk

Barry can quickly custom design a talk for any audience on most any topic. With over three decades as a trend analyst and global management consultant experience, Minkin has consulted to many industries and governments, as well as trade associations and the not for profit sector.

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