- Norman Macrae
Norman Macrae CBE (1923 – 11 June 2010) was a British economist, journalist and author, considered by some[who?] to have been one of the world's best forecasters when it came to economics and society. These forecasts mapped back to system designs mediated so that readers and entrepreneurial networks could exponentially calibrate shared alternative scenarios.[clarification needed]
Macrae joined The Economist in 1949 and retired as its deputy chief editor in 1988. He foresaw the Pacific century, the reversal of nationalization of enterprises, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the spread of the internet, which were all published in the newspaper during his time there. Not to get bored, Macrae's first ten years in retirement produced the biography of Johnny Von Neumann (the mathematical father of computers and networks), a column for the UK Sunday Times, and a 'Heresy Column' for Fortune. He was the father of mathematician, marketing commentator, and author Chris Macrae. Their joint future history on death of distance in 1984 forecast that 2005-2015 would be humanity's most critical decade irreversibly impacting sustainability.[clarification needed]
- ^ "The unacknowledged giant". www.economist.com. 17 June 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/16374404?story_id=16374404. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- ^ a b Macrae, Norman. (2000). John von Neumann: the Scientific Genius who Pioneered the Modern Computer, p. 406.
- The Norman Macrae Archive A Collection of his Articles and Books
- Entrepreneurial Revolution For 34 years: one of the great debating stages of where is economics taking humanity
- Future Economists Network Obituaries and invitations to continue unfinished networking goals like those that Muhammad Yunus and Norman complied at 85th birthday party celebrated by 30 Social Business Entrepreneurs at Royal Automobile Club
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