Megatrends: The Transformative Forces Reshaping the United States

Author(s): Jake Aguas

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2021

Pages: 244


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The world continues to change, and the global environment continues to react to a group of large-scale forces that are reshaping the values, ideals, attitudes, and psychosocial constructs of its population. These megatrends are transforming the way people live their lives here in the United States—they affect the workplace, science and art, politics and law, technology and innovation, education, entertainment, and agriculture. From job seekers to managers, farmers to retailers, followers to leaders, preschoolers to distinguished professors, no one is immune to the prompting of the megatrends. Megatrends: The Transformative Forces Reshaping the United States examines the most influential forces shaping the United States and discusses the implications on its residents.

Aguas’ Megatrends has been used as a text for courses in management, human resources, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The conversational tone and practical approach will prepare readers to be effective both professionally and personally.



About the Author

Praises for Megatrends


Chapter 1:        Introduction to the Megatrends

Chapter 2:        Foundations

Chapter 3:        Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Drone Technology, and the Four Realities

Chapter 4         Technology and Innovation: Automation, Robotics, 3D Printing, Mobile EcoSystem, and Gamification

Chapter 5:        Globalization

Chapter 6:        The World Wide Web and the Internet: The Stages of the Web

Chapter 7:        The World Wide Web and the Internet: The PHEESTLE Model of Analysis

Chapter 8:        Knowledge Work and Emotional Intelligence


Name Index

Subject Index


Coming in the Second Edition

Chapter 9:        The Changing Workforce: Generational Differences, Role of Women, and Diversity & Cultural Influences

Chapter 10:      Ecological and Environmental Sustainability

Chapter 11:      Entrepreneurialism

Chapter 12:      The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Jake Aguas

Jake Aguas is a GenExpert and Associate Professor of Management at the Crowell School of Business at Biola University and a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Management at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, where he teaches management, leadership, human resources, and entrepreneurship at the MBA and undergraduate levels. Jake has co-led international study tours to Beijing and Shanghai, China, and Hong Kong, instructing on culture, behavior, and economics in modern China, and has taught at the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University. He has worked on philanthropic projects in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Central America.

Jake is an organizational consultant and practices internationally, helping leaders build stronger organizations through their people and processes. He specializes in leadership strategy, team building, training and development, coaching, and the design and implementation of global human resource management functions.

Jake has held leadership positions with Fortune 100 companies in financial services as well as in the market research industry with one of the country’s top polling firms. He was a leader in the retail bank division of JPMorgan Chase for 15 years, notably serving as its Human Resource Manager for Talent Acquisition for the Western United States. In addition to authoring publications for research and professional journals, he regularly speaks on leadership, generational differences, emotional and cultural intelligence, and entrepreneurship.

At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Jake studied under Nobel prize laureate Lloyd Shapley and economists William Allen, Armen Alchian, and George Hilton, which shaped and influenced his economic and entrepreneurial approaches to management. Jake is bilingual in Spanish and English and pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA.

Jake is the author of numerous professional and research journal articles, including “Generation Z: The Rise of a New Generation,” “The American Working Woman: A Century in Review,” “Generation Z and the Mental Health Crisis,” and “A Pathway Towards Cultural Intelligence.” In addition to Megatrends: The Transformative Forces Reshaping the United States, Jake is co-authoring Generation Z and Year One of the COVID-19 Global Crisis, forthcoming from Kendall-Hunt Publishing.

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