Megatrends and the Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open and Connected World

 

Author Andrew Winston ’91, a globally recognized speaker and business-strategy expert, presents, “MegaTrends and The Big Pivot: Innovation and Profit in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open and Connected World,” for the Princeton Environmental Forum keynote lunch address.

Winston discusses the simple but profound shift — the Big Pivot — that disruptive companies are making to navigate a world where critical mega-trends are disrupting business as usual: a changing climate; dramatically cheaper clean technologies; global water and resource constraints; rising demands from Millennials and Gen Z; and exciting new technologies that are driving radical transparency.

Winston draws on his work with Apple, Coca-Cola, Ford, Tesla, Uber, and other major companies to explain how these challenges offer opportunities, including multi-trillion-dollar markets in energy, buildings, transportation, consumer products and finance. He also asks audience members to think about the true purpose of their business and their jobs, to ask deeply heretical questions, and to connect in new ways with customers, employees and major institutional investors who are demanding big changes.

Megatrends and the Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open and Connected World

Publish Date

November 8, 2019

Presenter(s)

Andrew Winston

Video Length

53:58

 

Author Andrew Winston ’91, a globally recognized speaker and business-strategy expert, presents, “MegaTrends and The Big Pivot: Innovation and Profit in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open and Connected World,” for the Princeton Environmental Forum keynote lunch address.

Winston discusses the simple but profound shift — the Big Pivot — that disruptive companies are making to navigate a world where critical mega-trends are disrupting business as usual: a changing climate; dramatically cheaper clean technologies; global water and resource constraints; rising demands from Millennials and Gen Z; and exciting new technologies that are driving radical transparency.

Winston draws on his work with Apple, Coca-Cola, Ford, Tesla, Uber, and other major companies to explain how these challenges offer opportunities, including multi-trillion-dollar markets in energy, buildings, transportation, consumer products and finance. He also asks audience members to think about the true purpose of their business and their jobs, to ask deeply heretical questions, and to connect in new ways with customers, employees and major institutional investors who are demanding big changes.