Today we all face more impossible challenges than ever before. But flash foresight lets you transform the impossible into the possible, revealing hidden opportunities and allowing you to solve your biggest problems before they happen.
Daniel Burrus is one of the world's leading forecasters, corporate strategists, and visionaries. Over the past quarter century, he has established a reputation worldwide for his exceptional record of accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world.
"Wouldn't it be amazing if you could predict the future - and be right?" writes Burrus. "You can: all you have to do is leave out the parts you could be wrong about! And the amazing thing is, when you know where to look, there's more than enough you can be right about to make all the difference."
From small businesses to multinationals, individual careers to entire industries, Flash Foresight looks at how Burrus's seven radical flash foresight "triggers" have transformed dozens of careers, fortunes, and lives. Both engaging and enlightening, Flash Foresight provides an easy-to-implement blueprint for applying the same strategies to your own business, enabling you to see the invisible and do the impossible.
In the past, flash foresight was useful. Today, as the pace of technological change accelerates almost beyond the point of comprehension, it's an imperative.
©2011 Daniel Burrus (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Burrus and Mann set out to open the eyes of readers to how they might better see into and adapt to the future. They set out a set of seven principles in corresponding chapters to make their points. A beauty of the book is the writing and absolutely contemporary examples they provide. Though the examples will quickly become passé, the book will continue to be valuable. Essentially, they suggest that the basis for seeing into the future is to start with what is certain about the future. Verification of hard trends provides a framework to which statistical calculation of odds might be added. Subsequently, the authors reveal how we can leverage technology, skip over seemingly intractable problems, go in the opposite direction, leverage our unique strengths, and direct the future. I have been aware of these principles for some time, but Burrus and Mann give these approaches a new urgency and relevance. They provide a structure through which anyone can make better use of their talents, skills, and strengths. This book was an inspiration. The reading of William Dufris is just right for the text. Anyone can benefit from the work of Burrus and Mann.
I had to listen to this book twice. It gave me so many ideas! I find myself at various times, while jogging, stopping, recording the idea it gave me before continuing the book.
If you are fascinated by technology, or want to know what the future holds technologically you need this book! This guy knows his stuff.
I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.
This book really encompasses an entire way of thinking that is actionable. I'm not sure it will work every time or produce a "Eureka moment" for any of us, but it is very thought-provoking. Worth reading, for sure.
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This audiobook really seduced me and took away all my criticial thinking. It is definitely worth listening to.
Everything. I'm one of those people who can find value in almost any presentation and the narrator, the narrowness of the content and the pomposity of the authors got so far under my skin that I couldn't listen for more than 5 minutes at a time.It was all "how smart they are." After listening for about an hour (with my teeth gritted) I tried to skip around to see if I could find SOMETHING that had value to me and I couldn't.
Get over themselves.
Never. His style amplified the self-aggrandizement of the authors.
I hate that I wasted a credit on this. It was like buying a meal at a restaurant and finding it to be totally inedible. Would love to have a refund.
The book thought me how to "look into the future" in order to tell what challenges are to arise.
While reading the book, ideas constantly popped up that I could later work into my professional life.
A perfect book for managers, business owners and people who want to broaden their thinking.
ZEN. LDS. GTD. FTW.
I took a chance on Flash Foresight - the author and title were unknown to me and most unknown books earn their obscurity - but I gleaned some interesting insights from it.
This book is a surprisingly good read. It lays out a solid methodology for identifying new business opportunities, which others have missed. It is simple and straight forward, but profound in its approach and clarity. While the author suffers from being somewhat of a "hype machine" in his other writings and website, this does not detract from the core of this book.
Is it a timeless classic? No. The examples used in the book will become dated quickly over the next few years. However, it is definitely worth a read for anyone seeking to find new and innovative opportunities. I would have expected this book to become popular with the start up gurus of Silicon Valley, but it appears to have found very limited traction there.
Very good book to make you think outside the box. Some really good ideas come from this book. If you think you are a forward thinker try this book.
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