FUTURE SKILLS by Perttu Pölönen sold to Indonesia to Alvabet!

Happy New Year 2023!

We are thrilled to announce the first deal of 2023: the Indonesian rights to Perttu Pölönen’s best-selling FUTURE SKILLS have been sold to Alvabet! The deal was closed by Elina Ahlback at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency. PT Pustaka Alvabet is part of the Pustaka Alvabet Group (KPA) with eight publication divisions.  Alvabet is very excited to publish Perttu Pölönen’s visionary book Future Skills in Indonesia, highlighting the essential human skills to be cultivated in the coming years.

Our capacity for problem solving is a vital attribute of humankind – and Perttu Pölönen has captured the very essence of what our future depends on. Future Skills is an insightful and encouraging book about what skills we as a society should cultivate in the coming years and why. Filled with inspiring personal stories and thought-provoking examples, this is a book I would make my students read. Perttu is a visionary young thinker.”
– Esther Wojcicki, educator and best-selling author of How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

This is the 9th deal for the title, previously sold to e.g. USA, Portugal, and Hungary – the rights are still available in e.g. Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Nordic Countries, China, Japan etc.!

Download the materials here!


By Perttu Pölönen
What are the 12+1 essential skills that will help you defeat the fear of the future?

The next revolution is a human revolution, says Perttu Pölönen, a futurist, inventor and inspirational speaker. We should develop courage, adaptability, compassion, storytelling, patience and curiosity, to name a few, in order to succeed in the era of machines, robots and artificial intelligence. Pölönen explains how.

Future Skills challenges assumptions about the future and provides insightful and thought-provoking observations – there’s a lot to digest. With the world developing so fast, we should not focus on what is changing but rather find what is not going to change. What makes us different from machines, makes us happy.

Tulevaisuuden lukujärjestys, Otava 2020, 192 pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ARMENIA: Guitank
HUNGARY: Anna Inkeri Pap
PORTUGAL: Bertrand
SOUTH KOREA: BP Publishers
TURKEY: Büyükada
UNITED STATES: Recorded Publishing (audio)
UNITED STATES: Start Publishing

About author

Perttu Pölönen

Perttu Pölönen is a futurist, inventor and an inspirational speaker. In the Finnish media, Perttu has been called a gentle highbrow and fearless inventor. Future Skills has been an instant bestseller in Finland – where Perttu has become one of the most sought-after speakers inspiring thousands of people in his lectures.


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