Inspirational Quotes by John Naisbitt

The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.

John Naisbitt

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

John Naisbitt

Whenever a new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response – that is, high touch – or the technology is rejected… We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human nature.

John Naisbitt

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.

John Naisbitt

In their search for quality, people seem to be looking for permanency in a time of change.

John Naisbitt

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.

John Naisbitt

The more technology we introduce into society, the more people will aggregate, will want to be with other people: movies, rock concerts, shopping.

John Naisbitt

Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going.

John Naisbitt

Strategic planning is worthless – unless there is first a strategic vision.

John Naisbitt

I was totally surprised by the spread of the legalization of same-sex marriage. In just my lifetime we have gone from a taboo to even talk about homosexuality, to the sanction by governments of homosexual marriage. Few such large social considerations have ever before been turned over in such a short time.

John Naisbitt

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.

John Naisbitt

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

John Naisbitt

In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits.

John Naisbitt

We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.

John Naisbitt

We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race.

John Naisbitt

We created the hierarchical, pyramidal, managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally.

John Naisbitt

I was sure we would never see the adoption of the Euro. Countries giving up their currencies for a common tender was, it seemed to me, completely out of tune with currency being a carrier of people’s cultural identity, celebrating national heroes and events, as it had been for hundreds of years.

John Naisbitt

One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.

John Naisbitt

The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver.

John Naisbitt

Value is what people are willing to pay for it.

John Naisbitt

In the Marines, I was stunned, absolutely stunned, at everything around me, at what the world looked like.

John Naisbitt

Learning how to learn is the most precious thing we have in life.

John Naisbitt

In the network model, rewards come by empowering others, not by climbing over them. If you work in a hierarchy, you may not want to climb to its top.

John Naisbitt