By Richard Oliver, May 15, 2009
Term-coiner, trendspotter and business soothsayer: American Way asks, “Who is Marian Salzman?” Known for her ability to spot trends and predict patterns, she creates a natural curiosity in others about the personality behind someone who can look at business and culture with a bird’s-eye perspective. For some, Salzman’s mastery of the half-science, half-art of trendspotting defies exact explanation. But for Salzman herself, the question is much simpler than it seems.
By Sheridan Winn, January 2009
Overextended, overweight and overwhelmed—three ugly words that, according to Marian Salzman, have characterized our culture for too long. Talking to the Australian Financial Review Boss, Salzman predicted that 2009 would be marked by a leaner concept of less is more. Looking back, it seems her prediction was spot-on.