BERLIN (AP) — The American creator John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling guide “Megatrends” was revealed in dozens of nations, has died. He was 92.
Naisbitt died peacefully at his second residence close to Lake Woerthersee in Austria, his spouse, Doris Naisbitt, mentioned on Saturday. His dying on Thursday was earlier reported by the Austrian information company APA.
Naisbitt was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Salt Lake Metropolis and grew up in Glenwood, Utah. Early in his profession, he was an govt at Kodak and IBM, and he was appointed assistant secretary of schooling at age 34 to President John Kennedy.
His guide “Megatrends: Ten New Instructions Reworking Our Lives” was about understanding the current with the intention to predict the long run. It offered greater than 14 million copies in 57 international locations.
Naisbitt revealed a number of different books, a few of them coping with the rise of China. He additionally based the Naisbitt China Institute, a analysis establishment learning the transformation of China and gave many lectures on future research throughout his profession. The Naisbitts lived in Vienna however had been touring to China not less than 4 instances a 12 months over the past couple many years.
“John was not solely a person with nice foresight, he was open and with out prejudice, and never tied to any mainstream considering,” mentioned his spouse, whom he married in 2000, after she was his German language writer.
“He was not solely a visionary man, he was a form and mild human being, with a complicated thoughts,” Doris Naisbitt mentioned.
Along with his spouse, he’s survived by 5 kids and 12 grandchildren.
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