An award-winning author, speaker and consultant, Louis Patler is the chairman of Near Bridge, Inc., a trends and strategy company that provides customized consulting, briefing, off-sites and training and development programs. Patler brings pioneering technologies for identifying emerging business and consumer trends, practical problem solving and unparalleled quality-service initiatives to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations and foreign governments. He is the author of TILT!: Irreverent Lessons for Leading Innovation in the New Economy and is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller If It Ain't Broke...BREAK IT!: Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World.