Happy Holidays from TFI & MiniTrends! Our 2014 Theme: Philae Landing on Comet

December 22, 2014

Season Greetings from your friends at TFI and MiniTrends! Following our long tradition of creating original greetings card around a current event or trend, this year’s card celebrates the Philae robot landing on a comet. Verse by our esteemed Chairman Dr. John Vanston, design by our lovely Creative Director Helen Mary V. Marek (John’s daughter). Enjoy and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year! (Past cards linked at end of page.)

Happy Holidays from MiniTrends


Up for a sleigh ride down holiday greetings lane?  Be sure to stop by 2013 – Santa’s Drones, 2012 – Mayan Calendar, 2011 – Neutrinos, 2010 – New Technologies , 2009 – MiniTrends, 2008 Stock Market, 2007 – Climate Change, and 2006 – Ubuntu Greeting. Come by and visit us to see even more! :)

MiniTrends Book – Great Gift for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

December 18, 2012

MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology TrendsFind, Analyze, Profit! Still looking for that perfect gift for that  innovative person in your life? There is still time to purchase the award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends by Dr. John H. Vanston with Carrie Vanston.

MINITRENDS helps you find and act on great ideas by inspiring a creative mindset and providing a practical process for discovering and exploiting emerging trends that will become significantly important within 2-5 years.

The MINITRENDS book is now available through Amazon as a printed or ebook version.

Readers learn:

  • How and where to search for minitrends
  • How to evaluate the business attractiveness of a minitrend
  • How to develop an effective MiniTrend Exploitation Scheme
  • How to turn the scheme into a profitable business opportunity

Based on author Dr. John H. Vanston’s more than 30 years of experience in identifying and applying technical, social, and business trends, the book shows:

  • Entrepreneurs how to identify, assess, and exploit new business opportunities
  • Executives, Directors, Managers, and Professionals how to recognize and take advantage of important emerging trends
  • Innovative thinkers how to gain recognition for their originality and perceptiveness
  • Investors how to uncover attractive new investment opportunities
  • Job Seekers how to define emerging employment possibilities

Purchase MINITRENDS now by visiting Amazon.

John H. Vanston, Ph.D., Chairman, TFI; Author, MINITRENDSDr. Vanston notes, “Many people will be starting the New Year with resolutions to achieve new goals. The MINITRENDS book provides a path for individuals and businesses seeking to start new ventures or keep existing business innovative and competitive.”

In addition to how-to advice, MINITRENDS provides background, current trends, and business opportunities for several attractive Minitrends.

Combining advice, instructions, and examples, MINITRENDS assists the reader in launching his or her own exciting, profitable “Minitrend Adventure” using his or her imagination, logic, innovative nature, and basic good sense.

MINITRENDS is the perfect gift for those you know who strive to become, more innovative, agile, effective, and happy.

Order MINITRENDS book now

Order it today and get it in time for Christmas.

(If you are in Austin, and miss the Amazon’s mailing deadlines, contact us
directly atinfo @ tfi.com or  (512) 258-8898 to arrange a pickup at our offices.)



–The Pinnacle Book Achievement Best Business Book Award Winner
–An Eric Hoffer Business Book Award Winner
–ForeWord Reviews’  Business Book of the Year Finalist
–USA Book News’ Entrepreneurship & Small Business Book of the Year Finalist
–Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Business Book Award Finalist


“A 189-page do-it-yourself guide to the early identification of those emerging developments that eventually become the next big things.”
The Futurist

“MINITRENDS spotlights specific ‘minitrends’ and trains people how to recognize them and take advantage of related job opportunities.”
–Yahoo News

“MINITRENDS should quickly become a–if not the–standard work for the futurist’s search for business applications.”
–Joe Coates, Foresight Network’s Futurist of the Year
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