"The author attempts to clarify the strategies and goals corporations should employ to market their products using the latest trends. Examples from diverse industries and numerous photos enhance this volume.... Recommended." ―Choice
"..Grant McCracken understands as few people do why the markets of today and tomorrow are nothing like the markets in which today's leaders grew up. His book is a profound but entertaining guide to the cultural and technological currents that future strategy will have to navigate. It shows us the patterns that lie behind the turbulence of contemporary consumer markets." ―John Deighton, Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Grant McCracken has been the director of the Institute of Contemporary Culture and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School. Now a member of the branding cultures laboratory at MIT, he has authored several books, including Culture and Consumption II (IUP, 2005), Big Hair (1996), Culture and Consumption (IUP, 1990), and Transformation (IUP, forthcoming). He has been a consultant for many corporations, including the Coca-Cola Company, IKEA, Chrysler, Kraft, and Kimberly Clark. He lives in Rowayton, Connecticut.