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Eric Garland is devoted to creating a world of future-focused leaders. With his signature humor, energy, and quick wit, Mr. Garland pushes individuals and organizations to question assumptions, think creatively, and identify strategic business opportunities within an ever-changing environment.
Mr. Garland is the author of Future Inc.: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next (AMACOM,), introducing trends research, foresight, strategic thinking and scenario generation to leaders for practical use in both short-term and long-term planning.
Wearing many hats, Mr. Garland is: a global futurist, author, competitive analyst, strategic advisor, executive educator, and popular keynote speaker.
An internationally-recognized futurist, he has been exploring the issues of climate change, health care, global talent crisis, infrastructure, immigration, and advanced technologies. Mr. Garland advises small to medium-sized businesses, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, helping clients navigate change and identify opportunities for business development.
An experienced competitive analyst, he has executed market analyses for a global clientele, serving as a consultant to a broad range of Fortune 100 companies and national governments. A frequent world traveler, Mr. Garland works professionally in English, French and Spanish.
Mr. Garland regularly publishes columns on future trends, and recent articles include “Scenarios in Practice: Futuring in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” “Latinos in America’s Cultural Laboratory,” “Getting Ahead by Looking Ahead,” “There’s No Lack of Talent or Technology,” “Can Minority Languages Be Saved?” and “The Experience Economy: The High Life of Tomorrow.”