Boom, Bust & Echo

Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century

by David K. Foot
with Daniel Stoffman

A fully expanded, updated and illustrated edition of the national best-seller.

"When it comes to projecting trends, David Foot has an impressive record." Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail

Boom, Bust & Echo was the national phenomenon that demonstrated the power of demographics to help us understand the past and forecast the future. Now Boom, Bust & Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century reveals Canada's demographic profile at the turn of the century when a new population shift will have profound implications for our economic and social life.

"Seldom is a book published that becomes required reading for just about everyone - business executives, entrepreneurs, policy makers, politicians, planners and educators ... It's a course on the importance of demographics and how the patterns they reveal can be capitalized on by forward-thinkers." - Marketing Magazine
"If you own a bicycle helmet you might want to wear it while you read [this] engaging study... Otherwise you could give yourself a headache as you periodically slap your forehead and cry out, 'Now why didn't I think of that?' " - Edmonton Journal

Title: Boom, Bust & Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century
ISBN: 0-7737-6208-6
Publisher: Stoddart Publishing
Date of Publication: Spring 2001, reprinted in 2004 by Footwork Consulting. Inc.; ISBN 1-55383-001-6, now out of print.

Table of Contents
Introduction to the New Edition Introduction: Two-Thirds of Everything Chapter 1: Boomers and Other Cohorts Chapter 2: The Real Estate Meltdown Chapter 3: Investing for the Long Term Chapter 4: Jobs and the Corporation Chapter 5: The New Rules of Retail Chapter 6: Tennis, Anyone? Chapter 7: Urban Renewal Chapter 8: Rethinking Education Chapter 9: Health Care at the Crossroads Chapter 10: What's a Family? Chapter 11: An Older, Wiser Canada Appendix I: Demographic Forecasting Appendix II: Product and Activity Forecasting