2020 Vision: Today's Business Leaders on Tomorrow's World
By: Tim Burt
What will be the shape of global business in five years’ time? 2020 Vision delivers cutting-edge insights from twenty industry leaders, sharing their current strategies and future plans to cope with the challenges presented in the twenty-first century.
In 2020 Vision leading chairmen and senior executives of major multinationals set out their vision of what their markets, companies and strategy will look like in 2020, and how they will prepare for and adapt to long-term change in the face of new technology, globalisation, intense competition, decreasing security and maturing markets.
The contributors are all prominent figures in their industries. Between them they represent a diverse cross-section of the business world, in terms of geography, gender and industry, from sectors including advertising, education, healthcare, law, technology and retail.
Here are insights from those operating at the top of their game, whose decisions affect not just global business, but all of our lives. They might not all agree about where we are going, but their combined perspectives afford a depth of analysis that makes this essential reading for both present and future leaders.
As seen serialized in The Times on the 23rd and 24th of April 2015.
If you would like to find out more, you can read the interview with Tim Burt in the Trust Magazine.
Tim Burt’s book brings an array of business leaders all at the cutting edge of globalisation and economic change. All are perceptive and unshackled by convention: their thinking is transferable to business everywhere. Tim’s journalistic background supplements his experience helping companies articulate strategy. This is a book that gets under the surface of businesses that are shaping the new global economy
- Simon Walker, Director General of Institute of Directors
I’m impressed both by the list Burt has compiled, and the quality of the writing throughout, which is clear, concise, and keeps the author’s own opinions and personality firmly out of frame until the conclusion
- Tom Otley, The Business Traveller
Will our hi-tech world throw us into high gear and higher productivity over the coming years? Twenty business leaders place their bets with Tim Burt in this tantalising exercise in economic clairvoyance.
- Sir Howard Stringer, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Sony Corp
Burt, a crack journalist and now a consultant, certainly knows how business runs and how to tell its stories. Even if you don’t like business books, you’ll find these stories engrossing
- Marjorie Scardino, former Chief Executive, Pearson, and nonexecutive board member of Twitter and International Airlines Group