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Forecasting
How to predict the future in relation to consumers, business and government
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IT
How to understand the future of IT from a demand-side, social perspective –not just the supply-side perspective of technologies (though that's included)
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The workplace
The big changes are not in design or IT, but in HR
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Innovation
James looks at all aspects of innovation – globalisation, technology, design, psychology, social priorities, regulation
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Brands
Demystifiying a subject particularly beset by myths
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Public sector
Just what is it about government work that leads to syndromes with which we're all so familiar
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Design
After 30 years writing and consulting about design, here's the goods – without the froth
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Play
Computer games, sport, gambling, performing arts, theme parks, adventure holidays: James gets underneath the boom in play, and also asks why such a lot of it is going on at work nowadays
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Construction and cities
Construction remains backward, while cities all around the world are exploding in size and population. What to do?
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Housing
All over the West, and in parts of China and India, there's been a housing boom. Yet if fears also run high, it's too early to panic
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Energy
Anthropogenic climate change is a fact. But debate about how to deal with it must always remain open – and rational, too
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