Magazine article The Futurist

In Memoriam: Arnold Brown

Magazine article The Futurist

In Memoriam: Arnold Brown

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Pioneering business futurist Arnold Brown, chairman of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc. (WEB), in New York City, died on June 19, 2014. He was 86.

Arnold served as chairman of the World Future Society's board of directors (2006-2007) and participated in WFS activities as recently as the 2013 annual conference in Chicago. In September 1991, he chaired the Society's "Business & The Future" conference in New York, bringing together 250 business leaders from across the United States and from as far as Australia and Syria.

He was also a prolific business trends analyst, researcher, and writer, contributing numerous articles and book reviews to THE FUTURIST magazine, including most recently "Relationships, Community, and Identity in the New Virtual Society" (March-April 2011), "In the Future, the Best Will Be Better Than Perfect: The New Biology Paradigm" (September-October 2008), and "The New Followership: A Challenge for Leaders" (March-April 2003).

Following graduation from UCLA during the tumultuous Sixties, Arnold Brown began his career with the Institute of Life Insurance to analyze trends that might affect the insurance industry. …

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