Inevitable Surprises

by Peter Schwartz

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  • 9781592400690
  • 9781101216552
The world we live in today is more volatile than ever. The security of free nations is threatened by rogue states, the global economy is in flux, and the rapid advance of technology forces constant reevaluation of our society. With so many powerful forces at work and seemingly unpredictable events occurring, to many the future seems dark, and its possibilities frightening.

Peter Schwartz disagrees. A world-renowned visionary in the field of scenario planning, Schwartz’s startling—and accurate— predictions have been employed by government agencies and major corporations for more than twenty-five years. He argues that the future is foreseeable, and that by examining the dynamics at work today we can predict the “inevitable surprises” of tomorrow.

Timely and thought-provoking, Inevitable Surprises is a book that no one with an interest in business—or the future of our society—can afford to miss.


  • Penguin Publishing Group; May 2004
  • ISBN: 9781101216552
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  • Title: Inevitable Surprises
  • Author: Peter Schwartz
  • Imprint: Avery
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781592400690
  • 9781101216552

In The Press

"[Schwartz] plies his trade in the real world... He’s been spectacularly right."Michael Maiello, Forbes


About The Author

Peter Schwartz is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute, as well as the teacher of an advanced writing course at the Institute's Objectivist Graduate Center.