Daniel Levine

Director at Avant Guide Institute
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Daniel Levine (DanielLevine.com) is one of the world's best-known trends experts. Called "the ultimate guru of cool" by CNN, he is the author of over 20 best-selling books and a frequent guest on international television and radio. Daniel is the executive director of the Avant-Guide Institute (AvantGuide.com), a New York-based trends consultancy where he is the leader of a huge team of trend-spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. As a consultant, Daniel works with many of the top names in business, including American Express, Microsoft, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Pfizer and many, many more.

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  • BBC -- Daniel Levine, a trends expert with the Avant-Guide Institute, a New York City-based consultancy that focuses on travel and consumer trends, said that while mass-produced recreational jetpacks are unlikely, tailor-made - and extremely expensive - jetpack "experiences" will become increasingly common. And users won't be tied down. "I think in the next five years, deep-pocketed thrill-seekers will be able to rent jet packs in some country where insurance companies won't spoil the fun," he says. "My eye is on Dubai," he says. "Once the tech is easy enough for the average Jane, personal propulsion vehicles will find a place - primarily as thrill rides."

  • AL JAZEERA -- “Proof of its ubiquity is the fact that this Kardashian culture has wormed its way all the way to the British royal family,” Daniel Levine, the director of the Avant-Guide Institute, a business consultancy focused on trends, told Al Jazeera. “Like the Kardashians, the royal family is keenly aware that their very existence relies on the approval and attention of admirers,” he said. “This codependency is directly responsible for the very public airing of the family’s current difficulties.”

  • USA TODAY -- “Even their best-case scenario looks pretty bad,” trends expert and keynote speaker Daniel Levine told USA TODAY. Levine, who was not involved with the project, said the report approached the difficult task of looking years into the future the right way. While none of the scenarios described in the report are likely to pan out as authors imagine them today, Levine said the future will likely hold a mix of them."