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Dr. David Foot    

Demographer and Economist, Author of the Best-selling Book "Boom Bust & Echo"

David K. Foot, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Toronto, is the author of the best-selling books Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift and the updated paperback, Boom Bust & Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century. These books are based on his research on the economic impacts of demographic change and on the resulting implications for both private and public policies. His books have sold over 300,000 copies in Canada and were on the Canadian best-seller lists for over 3 years.

David Foot is an outspoken and controversial demographics expert who can bring to life demographic statistics and make the aging of society relevant to any specific interest group. He explores how changing demographics, especially the aging of the massive boomer generation and the coming into the marketplace of their children, the echo generation, is redefining society’s needs.

Dr. Foot contends that demographics explains two-thirds of everything -- whether the subject is business planning, marketing, human resources, career planning, corporate organization, the stock market, housing, education, health, recreation, leisure, and social and global trends. Change can’t be avoided, but it can be prepared for and managed. With an understanding of demographics, a business, an individual or a government has a strong foundation upon which to build.

David Foot addresses issues from a global perspective as well as from a North American perspective, having been born in England, raised in Australia, educated in the United States (Ph.D. from Harvard) and living in Canada. He is a much sought after speaker for corporations, associations, community groups and governments.

An award winning teacher, David Foot received one of the national 3M Awards for Teaching Excellence administered by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and twice received the University of Toronto undergraduate teaching award.

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Boom Bust & Echo: Market and Workplace Challenges in the New Millennium

Demographics are about people and people are customers. Since customer needs change over their lifetimes, the aging of the Boom Bust & Echo demographic profile continues to affect every business and organization (from toys to travel, schools to sports, food to finances, homes to hospitals). Market trends can be explained and anticipated. Regional differences can be important. Presentations are tailored to client interests and objectives using the latest available demographic and survey data. Questions are encouraged and a post-presentation discussion workshop can be arranged.

Boom Bust & Echo: Workplace Challenges in The New Millennium

Demographics are about people and people are employees. This presentation shows how past trends in workforce and organizational behaviour are closely linked to the aging of the Boom Bust & Echo demographic profile. Future workplace changes and challenges for the individual organization and for society are outlined, including a discussion of recruitment, retention and retirement strategies. Occupational differences can be included. Presentations are tailored to client interests and objectives using the latest available demographic and survey data. Questions are encouraged and a post-presentation discussion workshop can be arranged.

The World of Demographics and the Demographics of the World

This global presentation demonstrates how demographic and economic survey data can be combined to assess market potential for products and services in countries around the world. The implications of population aging in the developed world and the movement of workers around the world are discussed. Emerging markets of the future are outlined and workforce implications explored. Presentations are tailored to client interests and objectives using the latest available demographic and survey data. Questions are encouraged and a post-presentation discussion workshop can be arranged.

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