I finished Charles Handy's Beyond Certainty yesterday. It is a compilation of essays, columns and lectures on the changing roles of people and organizations written / presented by Handy over a period of time. This book was first published in 1995 and the point that interested me was the amazing accuracy with which Handy was able to predict the trends of the present decade in the early 90s. He talks about concepts like portfolio working, higher taxation's link to a better standard of living, companies getting rich but staying small and many other lateral ideas.
While surfing on the subject of changing roles, I came across the Learning Revolution e-book, which seems like an interesting collection of ideas - culled from famous people in the last ten years.