) holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce, and he is a certified financial derivatives trader from the National Futures Association in Chicago. He spent 11 years as derivatives trader, portfolio manager and investment banker before moving to the telecommunication and software industries in the mid 1990s. Since then he has co-founded and seed-funded a number of award-winning high-tech companies in the satellite communication, Internet, and mobile space. He is also founder of Beluga, a highly profitable investment and derivatives trading company, and has most recently co-founded CarryQuote, a financial information provider which won the coveted Red Herring Award
as one of the world’s top 100 private technology companies in 2009, as well as the IMD Startup Competition as one of Switzerland’s most promising startups in 2010.
Over the years, Lars has authored/co-authored many books covering financial trading, marketing research, market planning, general economics, crises theory and telecommunication/software. Lars was listed in The Guru Guide to Marketing as one of the World’s 62 leading thinkers on marketing strategy.
Lars Tvede lives in Switzerland with his family. His main hobbies are skiing, sailing and collecting Italian sports cars and wine.
Note from the Author.
PART I SUPERSCARES.
2. Money and assets.
3. Bubbles, scares, and crashes.
PART II SUPERTRENDS.
4. Population growth, female emancipation, and aging.
5. Globalization, urbanization, and wealth explosion.
6. Intelligence, knowledge, and innovation.
7. Environmental and resource strain.
PART III SUPEREMPIRES.
8. Tribes and empires.
9. War, terror, and the bottom billion.
PART IV SUPERSECTORS.
10. The shape of things to come.
12. Real estate.
14. Alternative energy.
15. Genomics and biotechnology.
16. Information technology.
PART V SUPERBRAINS.
19. Intelligence and happiness.
20. Postscript: Looking back to now.
Appendix A The 100 most dramatic events, 2010-2050.
Appendix B Sources.