Complicated Lives: The Malaise of Modernity
1. It's a Complicated Life.
2. The New Individualism.
3. The Routeless Society.
4. Human Capital and the Network Society.
5. New Life Courses, New Challenges.
6. Technology and Complexity.
7. The Choice Explosion.
8. Regendering Life.
9. The Parenting Challenge.
10. The Anxiety Society.
11. Complicated Times.
12. Navigating a Complex World.
William Nelson is Analysis Manager for nVision, the Future Foundation’s online social and consumer trends and forecasting service. In recent years, he has managed research projects for a number of major clients including a three-year programme of research for retail bank Abbey National on the subject of life’s complications. He is Editor of practioner papers for the Journal of Consumer Behaviour.
"…an important new book…" (Marketing Week, 4 September 2003)
"…conflicting claims in the media is to blame for most of our anxiety…" (Daily Express, 22 October 2003)
"…In this fascinating book the authors lead us gently through the maze of complications…" (Research Magazine, November 2003)
“… draws on numerous sources to back the claims, and explains the theories in straightforward language. A very refreshing read…” (Marketing, 5 February 2004)
“... It should be key reading for those tasked with re-engineering and future-proofing their organizations…” (Interactive Marketing, Vol 5 No 4 April/June 2004)
“...Full of challenging ideas that should help us with our understanding of future trends...” (Long Range Planning, Vol.37, No.4 August 2004)
"Comprehensive, cogent, thought provoking: at once both practical and visionary. This important book has its finger on the pulse. Don't overlook it."
Alan Mitchell, author of Right Side Up, and co-author of The New Bottom Line.
"For anyone interested in today's society this is a must read. A brilliant book which brings empirical understanding to our complex lifestyles."
Alan McWalter - now has a porfolio of business interests having previously been Group Marketing director at Marks & Spencer and a Director of Woolworths and Comet.
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