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Prof. Mauro Guillen (Zandman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: 2030: Social and Economic Trends That Will Reshape the World
Webinar Date: February 26, 2021
The society and the economy are undergoing massive transformations: more grandparents than grandchildren, the rise of the Asian middle class of consumers, women as wealth holders, the continuining growth of cities, and the more intensive use of technology. The consequences for consumer and financial markets, for society, and for the global balance of power are far-reaching.
One cannot be an effective manager, decision maker, or citizen without understanding that the world is rapidly changing. The pandemic is accelerating this transition, not delaying it. Thus, it is very important to raise the perspective and think about the next 10 years, and not just about how to overcome the current crisis.
Mauro F. Guillén is one of the most original thinkers at the Wharton School, where he holds the Zandman Professorship in International Management and teaches in its flagship Advanced Management Program and many other courses for executives, MBAs, and undergraduates. An expert on global market trends, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant. He combines his training as a sociologist at Yale and as a business economist in his native Spain to methodically identify and quantify the most promising opportunities at the intersection of demographic, economic, and technological developments. His online classes on Coursera and edX have attracted over 100,000 participants from around the world. He has won multiple teaching awards at Wharton, where his presentation on global market trends has become a permanent feature of over fifty executive education programs annually. His book, 2030, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller.