Non-Obvious 2015

In 2015 for the first time, the Non-Obvious Trend Report was exclusively released as a part of the full length book featuring not only 15 new trends but also an extensive section on the process of trend curation itself. The book was an instant Wall Street Journal best seller and brought this curation driven approach to understanding the future to more people than ever. The report that year featured popular new trends like “Unperfection” (the preference people often have for naturally flawed and more human products and leaders), “Small Data” (a term to describe the growing amounts of personal data consumers are collected on their own behaviour) and “Everyday Stardom” (an explosion in consumer expectations around getting personalized service in every interaction).