Daniel Levine

Director, Avant-Guide Institute at Avant Guide Institute
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Daniel Levine is one of the world's best-known trends experts. Called "the ultimate guru of cool" by CNN, he is the author of over 20 best-selling books and a frequent guest on international television and radio. Daniel is the executive director of a New York-based trends consultancy where he is the leader of a huge team of trend-spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. As a consultant, Daniel works with many of the top names in business, including American Express, Microsoft, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Pfizer and many, many more.

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  • AL JAZEERA -- “Proof of its ubiquity is the fact that this Kardashian culture has wormed its way all the way to the British royal family,” Daniel Levine, the director of the Avant-Guide Institute, a business consultancy focused on trends, told Al Jazeera. “Like the Kardashians, the royal family is keenly aware that their very existence relies on the approval and attention of admirers,” he said. “This codependency is directly responsible for the very public airing of the family’s current difficulties.”

    25 March 2021
  • USA TODAY -- “Even their best-case scenario looks pretty bad,” trends expert and keynote speaker Daniel Levine told USA TODAY. Levine, who was not involved with the project, said the report approached the difficult task of looking years into the future the right way. While none of the scenarios described in the report are likely to pan out as authors imagine them today, Levine said the future will likely hold a mix of them."

    25 March 2021
  • CNN -- The popularity of carhop dining, said Daniel Levine, a trends expert and director of the Avant-Guide Institute, is about nostalgia for a simpler time, but also speaks to one of the longest and proudest American traditions: the love of the car. “Americans have a long history of in-car dining, whether it’s at a carhop with window service, or pecking out of a fast-food bags,” he said. “This country’s RV culture shows that we are not only happy to eat in our vehicles, we sometimes take the entire living room with us.”

    25 March 2021
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