Future-forecaster Harry S. Dent uses economic, technological and demographic trends along with rose-colored glasses to give readers advice on jobs, investments, social change and life. Dent's positive outlook was demonstrated in his first book, The Great Boom Ahead: Your Comprehensive Guide to Personal and Business Profit in the New Era of Prosperity (1993). This book is widely acclaimed as being an accurate predictor of what actually did happen. The author's optimistic visionary view is reinforced in Job Shock: Four New Principles Transforming Our Work and Business (1995) which was re-released in paperback with the title Jobs Ahead: Your Comprehensive Guide to Surviving and Prospering in the Coming Work Revolution (1996). In The Roaring 2000s: How to Achieve Personal and Financial Success in the Greatest Boom in History, Dent continues the theme of the best is yet to come" and expands on his theories of the influence and affluence of baby boomers, and the economic benefits of the Internet. Dent's philosophy and prognostications can also be found in his newsletter "H.S. Dent Forecast" as well as in video and audio formats. Best-selling author, prestigious speaker, consultant to Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneur, CEO, Harry Dent has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and PBS and been featured in Fortune, Success, The Wall Street Journal and Omni. Harry Shuler Dent, Jr. was born in 1950. He was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, and he holds a degree in accounting and finance from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated first in his class.
RODNEY JOHNSON is licensed to practice law in various jurisdictions, including Florida where he is board certified in Health Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. In 2009 he was voted by his peers as a Florida Trends Legal Elite Attorney. He is Chief Legal Counsel of the Northwest Law Office of the Florida Department of Health. He served as the department’s Chief Privacy Officer from 2004 to 2009. Johnson is an appointed member of the Florida Health Information Legal Workgroup. Daily he is responsible for advising and for representing County Health Departments and Children’s Medical Services Offices in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington. Johnson is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of West Florida, teaching the course Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health for allied health undergraduate and Master of Public Health graduate students. He has authored an e-book entitled Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health. He earned an A.S. Degree in General Business Management from Sinclair Community College (with honors), B.S. Degree in Business Economics from Wright State University (Magna Cum Laude), and J.D. from Cleveland State University (Suggs I. Garber Award – highest grade business and taxation courses). Employment prior to 1997 includes: District One Legal Counsel for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, Systems Analyst D.W. Mikesell, Inc., Treasurer Food Technology, Inc. and Methods Engineer at the Delco Moraine division of General Motors Corp. Johnson is licensed to practice law in Florida, Supreme Court of the United States, Federal District Courts or SW Ohio and N Florida, Federal Tax Court, and the Court of Military Appeals and Ohio (inactive status). He is a Commissioner and Chairman of the Avalon Fire/Rescue District (fifth four-year elected non-partisan term). Florida Bar activities include Executive Counsel Member and Co-Chair of the Public Health Interest Group, member of the Trial Law section and the Government Law section. He is a contributing author to the Health Law Section’s 2007 and 2009-2010 Florida Practitioner’s Health Law Handbook and various articles for the Section’s Newsletter. Other memberships include the Public Health Law Association, American Health law Association and the Escambia and Santa Rosa Bar Association.