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Boom, bust & echo: How to profit from the coming demographic shift Hardcover – Jan 1 1996


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  • Hardcover: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross; First Edition edition (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0921912978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0921912972
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 14 1998
Format: Hardcover
I read this book in the summer of 1996, and found it to be an excellent tool. It takes a very organized approach to presenting the history of demographics and applying demographics to trends that we have observed over the past. It is highly relevant to life in rural Ontario which is where i was living at the time. Issues like the future importance of hospital closings, school development, and social programs should all be viewed in the context of demographics.
After reading this I went on to read Faith Popcorn's books, and found them to be rather flat predictions that demographics could easily fortell. Boom Bust & Echo is a useful toolkit for business people with lots of examples to draw from. My wife and I had our own company at the time, and I had to make her read the book so we could re-assess our strategy in light of this under-used tool, and it allowed us to reposition our company without straying from our original mission.
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By Patrick Sullivan TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 15 2009
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I heard David Foot give a presentation, in regards to his book being released, at a business convention. I was very impressed with his work. I believe anyone that reads this book, will find most of the insights to be very interesting.
The only complaint I have with the book, is that Prof. Foot is afraid to go into risky areas. He keeps thing in a "Father Knows Best" type of atmosphere. At the convention, he made one small comment regarding the reason why Quebec separation from Canada made sense, from a demographic point of view. The audience was stunned. Suddenly people started to ask about the Black, White, and Hispanic situation in the USA. Professor Foot refused to answer, and was rather upset with the situation. The current growth in Europe of the Muslim population, would also make for some interesting demographic observations. The declining birth rate in the Western World and Japan, are also issues worth discussing.
I hope Professor Foot`s next book tackles some of current demographic issues.
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By A Customer on Nov. 4 1998
Format: Hardcover
As a member of Generation-X (that means in 1998 I'm 35...)I find this book puts many things about life today in perspective. An excellent and easy read, I would recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by social and demographical characteristics of our society. A word of warning though, for all you Gen-Xers out there... You may develop a new found hatred of people in their late 40s and early 50s... It's a fun book. Read it.
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By A Customer on Nov. 4 1998
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As a member of Generation-X (that means in 1998 I'm 35...)I find this book puts many things about life today in perspective. An excellent and easy read, I would recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by social and demographical characteristics of our society. A word of warning though, for all you Gen-Xers out there... You may develop a new found hatred of people in their late 40s and early 50s... It's a fun book. Read it.
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I liked it so much, I made my wife read it. Aug. 14 1998
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book in the summer of 1996, and found it to be an excellent tool. It takes a very organized approach to presenting the history of demographics and applying demographics to trends that we have observed over the past. It is highly relevant to life in rural Ontario which is where i was living at the time. Issues like the future importance of hospital closings, school development, and social programs should all be viewed in the context of demographics.
After reading this I went on to read Faith Popcorn's books, and found them to be rather flat predictions that demographics could easily fortell. Boom Bust & Echo is a useful toolkit for business people with lots of examples to draw from. My wife and I had our own company at the time, and I had to make her read the book so we could re-assess our strategy in light of this under-used tool, and it allowed us to reposition our company without straying from our original mission.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Puts life in perspective Nov. 4 1998
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Format: Hardcover
As a member of Generation-X (that means in 1998 I'm 35...)I find this book puts many things about life today in perspective. An excellent and easy read, I would recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by social and demographical characteristics of our society. A word of warning though, for all you Gen-Xers out there... You may develop a new found hatred of people in their late 40s and early 50s... It's a fun book. Read it.
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Puts life in perspective Nov. 4 1998
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Format: Hardcover
As a member of Generation-X (that means in 1998 I'm 35...)I find this book puts many things about life today in perspective. An excellent and easy read, I would recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by social and demographical characteristics of our society. A word of warning though, for all you Gen-Xers out there... You may develop a new found hatred of people in their late 40s and early 50s... It's a fun book. Read it.

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