Yates flies around the world lecturing various leaders, confabs and conglomerates, dispensing prepackaged bullshit in an attempt to stay just ahead of the latest trend. But now he has lost faith in the very future he's paid to sell. When his girlfriend leaves the futurist for, of all things, a sixth-grade history teacher, he gives a career-ending rant at a major conference. As a result, Yates is hired by a mysterious group to travel the globe and discover why the world hates America.
A mordantly hilarious journey through corporate doublespeak and global unrest, The Futurist is "at turns glib, trenchant, cynical, heartfelt, daffy and harrowing -- often on the same page." -Entertainment Weekly.