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The Futurist by James P. Othmer
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Nov 14, 2007

it was ok

At first glance, this was a book that should have been right up my alley. A guy gets sick of the BS he gets paid to feed corporate gatherings, and turns on them. As a result, he seems to be more popular than ever. He's a geek, always encouraging companies to take the next step forward in propelling the bleeding edge.
But frankly, the guy just wasn't likeable. He comes off as a smartass who spouts off one-liners and bull like it was nothing, but has no redeeming qualities that make you want to root for him. While much of the book was entertaining enough to keep me reading it, I wasn't satisfied with the plot (and the inevitably predictable "twist" revelation of the mysterious Nostradamus' identity) enough to really recommend it. It's right at 2.5 stars.

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