"Alan Beaulieu is a highly-regarded economist who successfully predicted the latest recession and housing downturn almost three years before it came to pass. I have been impressed by his sound methodology, expertise and insight on several occasions in hearing him speak to Parker Hannifin Corporation's executive management team, as well as at the National Fluid Power Association's annual meetings. His years of study on how to spot business cycles, the development of leading economic indicators, and management objectives during the business cycle have been of invaluable help to Parker Hannifin and to many other companies."
Executive Vice President
Sales, Marketing and Operations Support
Parker Hannifin Corporation
"Alan and Brian Beaulieu are rare and valuable economists. Their analyses and prognoses are easy to understand, useable by business leaders, and (best of all) correct and prescient. They guide us from macro-economic trends to our individual action plans. And with their intelligence, humor and clarity, the Beaulieu brothers make our journey enjoyable and rewarding."
Chairman of the Board & CEO, Vistage International, Inc.
"Alan Beaulieu's presentation was great- the best speaker in my two and a half years in Vistage."
Terry Sutphin, United Retail Service, LLC
"Having been exposed to Institute for Trend Research (ITR) forecasts from the Beaulieu brothers for over ten years, I have been witness to their 97% accuracy rate on nearly all of their trend forecasts. I only wish I was smart enough early on to heed their advice. With this book you can avoid that mistake. Their easy to understand and brilliant sense of humor make their economic trends comprehensible even to fiscal neophytes. It is no small wonder they are in such demand."
Jayniel Smith, author of the bestselling book Creating Competitive Advantage
"There are changes coming, let’s get ready for them, and let’s be as profitable as we can be”. The methods ITR® employs are understandable and more importantly, applicable at the company level."
Senior Vice President-Strategic Direction
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)
"I have been working with Alan and Brian Beaulieu and the ITR® team for close to 20 years. They have provided accurate insight into economic conditions and have been a great help to our Members in terms of planning for the future and positioning themselves for profit maximization in every phase of the business cycle. If future business trends are important to you and your business this book will teach you how to peak around the corner."
Chip Webster, President
"Having integrated Brian Beaulieu’s economic modeling and business cycle forecasting process into our business planning process we were able to forecast the last recession, plan our strategy, and thrive through the downturn. We are now preparing for the upturn..."
Chairman and CEO
Woodward Governor Company