Candidate for Guru of the Decade
Feb 27, 2019 7:30 AM
Barry Minkin
Candidate for Guru of the Decade

Barry Minkin, futurist, professional speaker, best selling 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 25 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 Minkin's 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. His book Econoquake was also a best seller. His latest book 20/20 Foresight in 2009 presents over 200 Trends and 1,000 predictions

He is a popular a very popular and sought after keynote speaker for organizations worldwide. His 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. Econoquake: How to survive and prosper in the coming global depression (Simon & Schuster) presented the fault lines in the economy that made an economic downturn inevitable Barry Minkin's latest book Ten Great Lies Threaten Western Civilization (In-Sight Press) is expected to be a best seller. 

Barry Minkin was Professor of: Advanced Marketing and Industry Strategy, Executive MBA Program, St. Mary's 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.