Berlin: The American author John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling e book Megatrends was printed in dozens of nations, has died. He was 92.
Naisbitt died peacefully at his second dwelling close to Lake Woerthersee in Austria, his spouse, Doris Naisbitt, stated on Saturday. His loss of life on Thursday was earlier reported by the Austrian information company APA.
Naisbitt was born on 15 Jan, 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 training at age 34 to President John Kennedy.
His e book Megatrends: Ten New Instructions Remodeling Our Lives was about understanding the current as a way to predict the longer term. It offered greater than 14 million copies in 57 nations.
Naisbitt printed a number of different books, some of them coping with the rise of China. He additionally based the Naisbitt China Institute, a analysis establishment finding out 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 at least 4 occasions 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 pondering,” stated his spouse, whom he married in 2000, after she was his German language writer.
“He was not solely a visionary man, he was a sort and mild human being, with a classy thoughts,” Doris Naisbitt stated.
Along with his spouse, he’s survived by 5 youngsters and 12 grandchildren.