Barry Minkin

Barry Minkin

Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert; Best Selling Author

Barry Minkin, futurist, professional speaker, bestselling author and global management consultant, has been featured on Larry King Live, Tech-Nation, Smart Money, Money Talk, Everybody’s Business, The Paula Poundstone Show and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and United Airlines Hemisphere. The economic newsletter Critical Factors in proclaimed “Barry Minkin is very much in the running for guru of the decade.”

With over 35 years as a global management consultant, including 10 years with Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), Barry Minkin has consulted with scores of Fortune 500 and growth companies across most industry sectors, as well as government and various trade associations. Barry Minkin’s insights into the company specific factors that determine success in the real world have allowed him to accurately develop market forecasts and strategies for his clients.

As his global reputation for accurate forecasting grew, he was asked to publish his forecasts in the Corporate Times in Silicon Valley. Barry Minkins regular monthly column contained dozens of specific predictions. For example, he was the first person to predict the decline of the US manufacturing sector in the 1970’s, the rise of gold in the 1980’s as well as predicting the success of Trivial Pursuit before the first game was sold in the United States.

Hundreds of his accurate published predictions can be found in his best-selling book Future in Sight 100 Trends, Implications & Predictions That Will Most Impact Business Into The 21st Century (Simon and Schuster) provides an amazing record of hundreds of his accurate predictions. The book received critical acclaim and sold very well globally. His book Econoquake (Simon & Schuster) and Ten Great Lies That Threaten Western Civilization (Insight Press) received excellent reviews. His latest book The Great Unraveling How to Survive and Prosper in the Coming Global Depression (Insight Press) provides a unique real world understanding of the global economy and provides practical advice for businesses, investors, job seekers government and individuals to survive and prosper in the tough times ahead. 20/20 Future Vision is due out in 2014.

Barry Minkin was Professor of: Advanced Marketing and Industry Strategy, Executive MBA Program, St. Marys College, a Lecturer in Strategic Planning, University of California at Berkeley, and Marketing Professor at Canada College. He holds an MBA degree from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York. He has received numerous awards, including the American Society for Training and Development Achievement Award, and a Presidential Citation for Innovative Employment Strategies.

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