Minitrends: Finding and Profiting from Emerging Business Opportunities
In this presentation, Dr. John Vanston will provide information, ideas,
and insights that will allow you to enhance your professional
standings, increase your cash flow, and add to your personal
satisfaction. The vehicle for achieving these ends is the
identification and exploitation of Minitrends.
Minitrends are trends that:
Have emerged to the point that reasonable projections can be made about their future direction
Have the potential to become significant in the relatively near future, and
Are not recognized or appreciated by the general public or most organizations
John will explain how you can uncover attractive Minitrends, evaluate
their potential importance, and convert them into profitable business
Commitment to the Minitrend concept will assist you in embarking on
your own exciting and potentially profitable Minitrend Adventure.
John Vanston, Ph.D., is author of the new book, Minitrends: Finding and
Profiting from Emerging Business Opportunity Gems. He is Chairman of
Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI), a company he founded in 1978 and has
built into a leading authority in custom research, forecasting, and
trend analysis in the telecom, high-tech, and other industries. At TFI,
John has conducted analysis of emerging technologies for a wide range
of commercial, government, and academic organizations, including, among
many others, IBM, Boeing, Johnson and Johnson, Duke Power, National
Security Agency, National Science Foundation, Georgia Tech, Southern
California, and the Industrial Research Institute.
Prior to starting TFI, John served on the nuclear engineering faculty
at the University of Texas as Austin and as Deputy Director of the
University's Center for Energy Studies. While at the University, he
conducted a number of forecasts and trends analysis in the energy area.
Earlier, as a Lt. Col in the U.S. Army, he commanded the Maintenance
Battalion of the Third Armored Division and served a Test Group
Director for two underground nuclear tests.
John's daughter, Carrie Vanston, who collaborated on the Minitrends
book, will attend the meeting and assist in answering questions.
"Minitrends is one of the most important books for technology
entrepreneurs written in the last decade. With diligent attention to
processes and trends, it provides a specific set of factors that
entrepreneurs should consider in order to maximize the opportunity for
success in the marketplace." -- August E. Grant, Professor of
Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina