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Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' adviser to leaders, dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' adviser to leaders, dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, the U.S. author whose visions of accelerating social change guided Chinese leaders, American politicians and business moguls through the best-selling books "Future Shock" and "The Third Wave," has died. He was 87.

He died June 27 at his home in Los Angeles, according to a statement from Toffler Associates Inc., the Reston, Virginia-based consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Heidi Toffler. No cause was given.

Toffler wrote more than a dozen books charting the cultural shift from manufacturing-based economies to those driven by knowledge and data in the 20th century. Working with his wife, Toffler predicted the unfolding of what he...

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