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Doris Naisbitt

Observer of global, social, economic and political trends. Director of Naisbitt China Institute. Co-author best-selling Megatrends series and columnist in Austrian, German, Chinese, Australian and Nepalese media. Guest professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Honorary Member of the Himalayan Consensus.

Doris Naisbitt is an expert on global social/economic developments. Her special focus on China also led to her dedication to foster the personal growth of China’s youth. Xinhua, the official press agency of China called her the “global philosopher for China’s youth.” Her personal experience in beginning a successful career later in life has inspired audiences and encouraged people to reinvent their own lives. How to make the most of your talents was the red line of Doris Naisbitt’s biweekly column in China Youth Daily, China’s second-largest newspaper.

She has led a distinguished career in publishing, serving as head of the German houses Austria Press and Signum Verlag. During her tenure, she established Signum as a player in the broader German Language market and was responsible for publishing John Naisbitt’s bestselling book Megatrends Asia, in 1995.

Doris and John Naisbitt were married in 2000. Besides their close collaboration in public lecturing Doris was translating their books and other works for the German publishing houses Hanser, Bertelsmann, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Buchverlag into German. Since the couple became co-authors in 2006, they speak to audiences in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the US and are regular guests on international television programs. Doris has written for first-tier publications and addressed numerous government and policymaking institutions.

Doris Naisbitt holds professorships at prestigious Nankai and Jilin University, Yunnan University and Skolkovo Open University Moscow as well as an honorary Doctor of South Korea’s Pukyong National University. She is also a member of IWF, International Women’s Forum.

Doris has also worked in the production of television documentaries for Walter Davy. She studied theatre in Vienna under the tutelage of Susi Nicoletti and Paula Wessely, two of Austria’s most famous actresses. Doris and John Naisbitt live in Vienna, Austria, and China.