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 worldwide reputation 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.
1. Start with Certainty
4. Take your Biggest Problem - and Skip It
5. Go opposite
6. Redefine and Reinvent
7. Direct your Future
Epilogue: An Experiment
Alan M. Webber, Co-founder, Fast Company magazine
With the increasing pressure to innovate and gain competitive advantages, leaders from start-ups to multi-national organizations will find deep insights from the seven principles of Flash Foresight. It will change the way you think about your current obstacles and open your mind to limitless opportunities.
Terry Jones, Founder Travelocity, Chairman Kayak.com
Fascinating! A powerful competitive weapon that cuts through the clutter, Flash Foresight shows you what you need to do to survive and thrive in the challenging times that lie ahead.
Rear Admiral David Bill III, USN (Ret.), Executive Director of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Foundation
Full of provocative insights and powerful strategies from a veteran entrepreneur. The ‘Take Your Biggest Problem – and Skip It’ chapter alone is worth the price of admission.
Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes and CEO of Forbes Inc.
Flash Foresight is a revolutionary book that offers the insights and strategies leaders will need to profit from the transformational times ahead.
Marshall Goldsmith, author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Flash Foresight is all about accelerating business and personal growth, showing you how to see major hidden opportunities, skip over the most difficult problems, and using the power of certainty to transform your business and your life. I highly recommend it!
Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and of the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series
What if you could predict the future? Reinvent the way you solve problems? Skip over an obstacle and get right to the finish line? Read Flash Foresight and let Daniel Burrus show you how. The possibilities are infinite. This book doesn’t just think outside the box—it’s nowhere near the box.
Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
Superbly written and thoroughly researched, Flash Foresight equips the reader with seven valuable principles that provide uniquely effective strategies to grow personally as well as professionally.
Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me
Flash Foresight provides a flight plan through turbulence and a provocative window to the future that will stimulate a great amount of innovation and positive change.
Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines
A must-read for leaders in both business and education, Flash Foresight provides provocative insights that will intrigue and inspire your professional and personal life.
Dr. Nido Qubein, President of High Point University, Chairman of Great Harvest Bread Co.
It is not often I have read a book that offers important insights into the future while simultaneously showing you the key concepts the author uses to gain those insights. Daniel Burrus’s new book, Flash Foresight, is full of powerful, useful, easy-to-understand-and-apply principles for discovering and inventing the future. And it is loaded with great stories to illustrate his points. Once you pick it up, you won’t be able to set it down. And when you are finished, you’ll never see the future in the same way again.
Joel Barker, author of Paradigms, the Business of Discovering the Future
Flash Foresight isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. Daniel Burrus can help you create success in your work by changing the way you think about the future, including future challenges and future opportunities. This book is nothing short of a revelation. A must-read for any thought leader and all those who aspire to be.
Joe Calloway, author of Becoming a Category of One
I always get great insights from Daniel Burrus, and his new book, Flash Foresight, does not disappoint! Not only will it help you create a brighter future, it will also give you tools and ideas for living better today. I highly recommend it.
Mark Sanborn, The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader
This book is extraordinary! So many companies have lost their ability to see what isn’t there and make it happen. Flash Foresight activates a world of possibilities and inspires executives to act on them. A brilliant must-read for any executive who chooses to play big and not settle for incremental improvement. This book could create a worldwide transformation.
Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God It's Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love
If people had understood and applied the strategies in Flash Foresight, we might have avoided some of the trials and tribulations of recent times. Here’s to a brighter future for everyone who reads and uses Daniel’s book.
Tom Hopkins, author of Selling in Tough Times
Flash Foresight shows you how to see the megatrends your team will need to tackle if you wants to retain your competitive differentiation. Pragmatic and insightful. Read it and put even one of the book’s seven principles to work—and you’ll be in a much stronger position than you are in today!
David Nour, author of Relationship Economics and ConnectAbility
Flash Foresight is chock-full of examples showing how organizations of all sizes have applied Burrus’s seven powerful principles to do seemingly impossible things. A fast read that will prime the pump for any entrepreneur or organization ready to transform their product or service.
Dianna Booher, author of The Voice of Authority and Communicate with Confidence!