Today the world is undergoing a dramatic transition due to the confluence of fundamental forces
and powerful trends are reshaping businesses, driving new technologies, shifting talent needs,
and changing human culture. It is crucial for all to map these changes, and respond accordingly.
Compared with the Industrial Revolution, we estimate that this change is happening ten times faster
and at 300 times the scale, or roughly 3,000 times the impact.
Although we all know that these
disruptions are happening, most of us fail to comprehend their full magnitude and the second- and
third-order effects that will result. Much as waves can amplify one another, these trends are gaining
strength, magnitude, and influence as they interact with, coincide with, and feed upon one another.
The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten and Society is transforming with monumental
change. All organizations across all sectors will be affected by the big changes that we face
nationally and globally. They have the ability to reshape the way economies think and operate
and these megatrends will reshape business and society.
In the last three to four decades, government and business have been part of a far-reaching economic
transformation, made possible by remarkable advances in information, communication, linguistics,
culture and technologies.