Theodore Modis

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Theodore Modis (born 1943) is a strategic business analyst, futurist, physicist, and international consultant.

He went to Columbia University, New York, where he received a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in physics. Dr Modis carried out research in particle physics experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratories and CERN, before moving to work at Digital Equipment Corporation for more than a decade as the head of a management science consultants group. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Geneva, the European business schools INSEAD and IMD, and was a professor at DUXX Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico between 1998-2001. He has been in the advisory board of the international journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change since 1991.[1]

He has published about one hundred articles in scientific and in business journals, as well as eight books: Predictions, Conquering Uncertainty, An S-Shaped Trail to Wall Street (treating the New York Stock Exchange as an ecosystem), PREDICTIONS: 10 Years Later, BESTSELLER DRIVEN, STREET SCIENCE, Natural Laws in the Service of the Decision Maker, and Decision-Making for a New World. His books have appeared in a number of other languages; Predictions has been translated into German, Japanese, and Greek, and Conquering Uncertainty has been translated into Chinese Long Form, Chinese Short Form, Greek, and Dutch.

He is also the founder of Growth Dynamics, a Swiss-based organization specializing in business strategy, strategic forecasting and management consulting.

Dr. Modis currently lives in Lugano, Switzerland.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • An S-Shaped Trail to Wall Street - Survival of the Fittest Reigns at the Stock Market, Growth Dynamics, Geneva, Switzerland, April 1999.
  • Conquering Uncertainty: Understanding Corporate Cycles and Positioning Your Company to Survive the Changing Environment BusinessWeek Books, McGraw-Hill, New York, June 1998.
  • Predictions - Society's Telltale Signature Reveals the Past and Forecasts the Future, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992.
  • Predictions: - 10 Years Later, Growth Dynamics, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2000.
  • Bestseller Driven, Growth Dynamics, Lugano, Switzerland, 2005.
  • Street Science - A Physicist's Wanderings off the Beaten Track, Growth Dynamics, Lugano, Switzerland, 2009.
  • Natural Laws in the Service of the Decision Maker - How to Use Science-Based Methodologies to See more Clearly further into the Future, Growth Dynamics, Lugano, Switzerland, 2013.
  • Decision-Making for a New World: Natural Laws of Evolution and Competition as a Road Map to Revolutionary New Management, Campus Verlag-editionMALIK, Frankfurt, 2013.
  • Long-term GDP forecasts and the prospects for growth,Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 80, No. 8, 2013.
  • Forecasting the Growth of Complexity and Change, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 69, No 4, 2002 - an essay about the growth of complexity in the universe.
  • The Limits of Complexity and Change,The Futurist, (May-June 2003) 26-32.

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